WFD Series 3: A Primer on Harm Reduction and Our Role in Prevention

2023 Southeast PTTC Workforce Development Series

The Learning Labs

Session 3: A Primer on Harm Reduction and Our Role in Prevention


As the overdose crisis continues to change, we must take a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to saving lives, reducing risk, and removing barriers to effective interventions. This requires that we provide care and services that respect the health and dignity of people who use drugs. While understanding primary prevention is an essential first step toward addressing overdoses, harm reduction is vitally important to keeping people who use drugs alive and as healthy as possible. This session will look at harm reduction as an approach that emphasizes engaging with people who use to prevent overdose and improve the physical, mental and societal well-being. 


Participants will be able to:

  • Define Harm Reduction.
  • Explore how prevention science practice and harm reduction intersect. 
  • Identify tools and best practices.


About the Presenters:

headshot of speakerCarlton Hall is the President and CEO of Carlton Hall Consulting LLC (CHC), a multi-faceted, full-service consulting firm designed to provide customized solutions and enable measurable change for communities, organizations, families, and individuals. Carlton Hall has been providing intensive substance abuse prevention focused and community problem solving services to the nation for the last 25 years. Currently, Carlton and the CHC team provide executive training and technical assistance support to the Southeast PTTC (Region 4)





headshot of speakerDorothy Chaney is the Founder of Wisconsin Community Health Alliance, an organization committed to supporting coalitions, agencies, and individuals to improve the health of their communities and the environments in which they live. Dorothy is committed to equity in community health and works with communities both nationally and internationally to address health disparities and support the development of local solutions to complex problems. For more than 20 years, Dorothy has worked with community-based coalitions to address the impact of substance use on youth and families. Dorothy has also served on many state level work groups and advisory committees in Wisconsin. Chaney also works with communities to implement collective impact approaches to improve community health.



In order to be eligible for the stated contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar on the video platform.
Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.
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Starts: Apr. 12, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Apr. 12, 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 12, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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