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This session, “Harm Reduction and Positive Living”, will focus on two of Rotary’s areas of focus: fighting disease and supporting education. Harm reduction is a public health concept focused on reducing adverse health, social, and economic consequences associated with drug use without necessarily reducing drug consumption. One example of a harm reduction approach is the provision of sterile, single-use needles, which reduces the risk of spreading infectious diseases. This topic is particularly timely in light of the opioid epidemic, for which a harm reduction approach is needed.
This session will be both interactive and informative, with activities facilitated by Positive Living Niagara and Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of Toronto. Positive Living Niagara is a not-for-profit that provides a continuum of innovative and proactive approaches to harm reduction, prevention and a person-centered focus on support and education for those at risk and affected by HIV, hepatitis C virus, and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.