2020 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit

Community Led and Directed Approaches to Advancing Harm Reduction

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • Other: 1.00
    • CHES: 0.92
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Mar 5, 2021
  • Expires: Mar 4, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (2 Ratings)
This content was recorded from the live internet event on August 19th and 20th, 2020. If you attended and claimed credit, please do not complete this release. 


Louise B.  Vincent Louise B. Vincent, MPH, MS
Executive Director and Harm Reduction Consultant
North Carolina Urban Survivors' Union
Leadership Team
National Urban Survivors Union
Greensboro, North Carolina

Needs Statement

Harm Reduction Organizations are too often run by people without lived experience. Harm Reduction is being professionalized and is losing the spirit of community resilience. Drug user unions should lead and direct harm reduction initiatives to ensure they stay true to their core values.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for First Responders (Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Department), local Health Department Board of Health Members, local Health Department Staff (Directors, Environmentalists, Peer Support Specialists, Harm Reduction Staff, Health Educators), Public Health and Healthcare Students, and any other interested public health professionals.


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  • Explain how defining harm reduction as a public health intervention undermines the power of community led harm reduction approaches directed and carried out by PWID.
  • Describe Drug Life Balance and other strategies to work more effectively with PWUD
  • Describe Onboarding as a strategy for working with government and formal harm reduction groups to effectively develop meaningful engagement.
  • Discuss the role and history of peer led movements in the US
  • Discuss the importance of MAT REFORM
  • Develop a low threshold employment model/ policy for harm reduction groups.


 Joint Accreditation Logo

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral and the Kentucky Department of Public Health. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Other credit
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.


Sponsored by Western Kentucky University Department of Public Health, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES)  to receive up to 0.92 total Category I continuing education contact hours.  Maximum advanced -level CECH available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 0.92. Provider #105862  Event # 64010.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, or reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Department of Public Health.

In collaboration with the Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LKDHD), Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center University of Kentucky College of Public Health (KIPRC), Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), Kentucky Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP), Kentucky AIDS Education Training Center (KYAETC), and the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID)