Operationalizing Substance Use Harm Reduction Strategies in Medical Settings
Funded by: Center for Drug Use and HIV Research
Project dates: March 2020 - September 2021
Principal Investigator: Chang, Ji

Harm reduction offers a promising approach to engage people who use drugs in treatment and care. However, conceptual ambiguities make it challenging to understand what harm reduction looks like within clinical settings. An important step in developing a framework for integrating harm reduction practices within broader medical settings is to operationalize key principles and practices for harm reduction. This study aims to address these challenges by examining how practitioners define and operationalize harm reduction principles within medical settings.