Save the date for Arizona's first Harm Reduction Conference

Friday, March 29, 2019 Black Canyon Conference Center9440 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Save the date for Arizona's first Harm Reduction Conference

Friday, March 29, 2019 Black Canyon Conference Center9440 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

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Please join us for Arizona’s first ever Harm Reduction Conference!

This is the only multidisciplinary conference in the state focused on improving the health of people who use drugs and other bodies deemed “criminal.” This conference will serve as a space to bring together local and national experts, community members, health and treatment professionals, and those directly impacted by substance use to hold conversations about harm reduction at every level. Speakers will ask participants to critically examine the systems and institutions connected to illness, chaotic drug use, poverty, and isolation. We will envision together a future Arizona where every person has access to the tools and care they need in order to be physically well, emotionally supported and spiritually buoyed. The theme of this year’s conference is “Any Positive Change.” This sentiment emphasizes the need to be relentless in improving the everyday lives of our community members while demanding systemic change to national, state and local policies. “Any Positive Change” means that we meet people where they are at, and we don’t leave them there.

Conference topics include:
HIV and HCV
The Recovery Spectrum
Nothing About Us Without Us
Harm Reduction in the Family
Indigenizing Harm Reduction
Rural Arizona: Beyond Opioids
….and more

Conference registration will begin at 8am on March 29th, 2019, with the Opening Session beginning promptly at 9am. Scholarships and volunteer opportunities are available.

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Scholarships

We are offering registration and travel expense scholarships to those who qualify. Please download the application and fill out the information. Email your application to tcoll@spwaz.org by Friday, February 1, 2019.

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Continuing Education

In collaboration with our generous in-kind sponsor, ASU’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP), attending members of the National Association for Social Work (NASW) and Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) can receive 6 continuing education hours (CEHs) that meet licensure certification and continuing education requirements. You can select your CEH designation when you register.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsors: