Description
HARM REDUCTION APPROACHES IN HEALTH AND PUBLIC HEALTH SETTINGS
The aims of this seven week course are to introduce students to harm reduction (HR) principles as a conceptual approach to care rather than simply as a set of strategies, like syringe exchange, and to challenge them to consider how HR-informed approaches to care may improve participant and provider outcomes. The approach to care builds on lessons learned from community and provider settings that have demonstrated success in engaging and caring for marginalized populations including those who use substances. However, this course extends the conversation about harm reduction to aspects of care that can promote health improvement among all patient and client populations, not just those who use drugs. Concepts that will be discussed include universal harm reduction and herd harm reduction. The course will incorporate a number of speakers who will address the application of HR in specific settings.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad Letter Grade
Units
1.5
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
BCHS 2600
Academic Group
Grad School of Public Health
Academic Organization
Behavioral & Communty Hlth Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall