Harm Reduction for Health Care Providers

Module number
Date presented
March 31, 2020 
CE Credit

On Tuesday, March 31st, Dr. Kimberly Sue of Harm Reduction Coalition presented on:

“Harm Reduction for Health Care Providers”

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the key guiding principles of harm reduction in the context of working with individuals who use drugs.
  2. Understand the evidence demonstrating how harm reduction approaches can improve patient engagement and clinical outcomes.
  3. Describe harm reduction techniques or skills that a practitioner can employ in his/her practice in the near future.
  4. Discuss harm reduction resources in New York State.

Presenters Bio:

Dr. Kimberly Sue is the Medical Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition. She works collaboratively with national Capacity Building Services and Policy teams to serve as the medical expert in support of drug user health policies and programs.  Dr. Sue is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School’s Social Science MD-PhD Track (PhD, 2014, MD 2015). Her PhD work was in sociocultural (medical) anthropology where she studied the intersection of US prison systems, addiction policy, mental health and drug treatment. Dr. Sue’s ethnographic research was based in Massachusetts at the state women’s prison, a Boston jail, and a community-based buprenorphine treatment program, where she followed the experiences and treatment of women addicted to heroin through the prison and jail systems and back home or onto the streets. She finished her medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in Internal Medicine-Primary Care.


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