BHRC is comprised of a diverse group of students, health professionals, and community members who are committed to harm reduction principles and who engage in education, advocacy, and service in the Baltimore area and nationwide.
To build a local network of health, policy, and social service students, alumni, and professionals committed to harm reduction principles, and to serve as a conduit for community involvement, education, and advocacy in Baltimore and beyond.
A world in which harm reduction is a foundational principle in improving health.
We believe that:
- An optimal healthcare system is one that uses and embraces a harm reduction model;
- Educating and engaging students now helps them become knowledgeable, compassionate service providers later;
- All individuals have the right to receive care that is free from judgment and stigma.
What is Harm Reduction?
Harm reduction refers to a range of policies and practices designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with drug use, sex work, and other activities that may contribute to poor health outcomes. Harm reduction is an alternative and, in some cases, a complement to the more conventional approaches of demand and supply reduction.
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