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Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:25pm
Practicing Harm Reduction in Rural Communities

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What are the best ways to move harm reduction and drug policy reform forward in our rural communities? What is a cultural competency approach look like for rural needs? Rural residents face a variety of access barriers when it comes to seeking services.   How does the lack of healthcare access affect population health and patient well-being in a community? What types of healthcare services are frequently difficult to access in rural areas? What are some strategies to improve access to care in rural communities?  This session is lead by two rural practitioners and advocates who will share their experiences, models and approaches.

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Brandi Tanner

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
Brandi provides harm reduction services and naloxone to people who use drugs, do sex work and/or take bupe/methadone in the Northern rural counties for NCHRC.

Loftin Wilson

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
Loftin Wilson is a southern, queer, transmasculine harm reductionist originally from a small town in rural central NC, who now lives in Durham, NC. He started as a volunteer with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition in 2010 and then worked part-time as a Harm Reduction Organizer... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:25pm EDT
Room B