Harm reduction is any action that reduces risk and increases personal and public safety. Harm reduction approaches have proven to prevent death, injury, disease, overdose, prevent substance misuse or disorder and most of us practice harm reduction techniques daily. For example, when we wear a seatbelt or apply sunscreen we are using harm reduction strategies. Fentanyl strips, naloxone, and needle exchange programs are also examples of harm reduction. This poster identifies some of the most common harm reduction methods in an attempt to normalize the term “harm reduction” and broaden the definition.
The Spanish translations were prepared by consultants for Medical Assistant Partnership for Healthy Pregnancies and Families. While reasonable efforts are made to provide accurate translations, acknowledging the diversity of Spanish and English Language, some words/phrases may differ.
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