Implementing Harm Reduction Strategies in Your Health Center


Webinar | June 5, 2009

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On June 3, the Alliance and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council co-hosted a webinar on harm reduction strategies within Health Care for the Homeless clinics. Adopting a harm reduction approach can be controversial, but communities across the country have found it to be an effective strategy to engage vulnerable persons into primary care, behavioral health, and other stabilizing services, including housing.

Panelists included Ed Stellon, Director of Resource and Community Development for the Heartland Alliance in Chicago, IL; Jan Caughlan, Director of Mental Health and Social Work for the Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, MD; and Miriam Komaromy, Medical Director of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless in Albuquerque, NM. The discussion was moderated by Adrienne Breidenstine, Health Policy Organizer for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council in Baltimore, MD.

Jan Caughlan's Presentation
Miriam Komaromy's Presentation
Ed Stellon's Presentation