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Introduction to ‘the community at the heart of the response’

In this video, Ernst Wisse and Judy Chang introduce the 4th topic of the MOOC on Harm Reduction and drug use, focussing on the community involvement

The second activity of week 2 looks into the community aspect of harm reduction. By now, you have heard many people underlining how the community involvement forms the foundation of a harm reduction response. Judy and Ernst give you the outlines of how this topic will be covered in the next steps.

Judy will examine the difference between community-based and community-led harm reduction. This activity will also cover some more practical insights on how to start, foster, support and scale-up community mobilisation initiatives. Mat Southwell will talk us through the ‘peer-work’ and the ‘self-organising’ components of community mobilisation.

You have already past more than half of the course!

You are currently at the second topic of week 2

1. What is Harm Reduction?
2. The public health dimension of drug use and harm reduction
3. The human rights dimension of drug use and harm reduction
[»] The community at the heart of the response
5. Advocating for Harm Reduction
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