G III Associates will coordinate panelists and speakers for events centered around harm reduction which may include the facilitation of video for panel discussion.
Prevention, Educate, and Coordination: Educate District Faith Community, Residents, and stakeholders on opioids, its risk, and harm reduction approaches through coordinated community efforts.
• Accept that illicit (and licit) drug use and high-risk sexual behavior are part of the community and we choose to work to minimize the harmful effects.
• Recognize that the realities of poverty, class, racism, social isolation, past trauma, gender, sexual orientation bias, and other social inequalities affect a person’s capacity for effectively dealing with harmful situations and practices.
• Educate on the realities of harm-causing behaviors and practices; recognizing that the type and nature of harm is ever changing and that only through real understanding can real solutions be discovered.
• Seek to establish policies that stress improvement to the quality of community life and the well being of its residents.
• Affirm that substance abusers as well as persons engaging in high-risk sexual activity are the primary individuals that we need to reach for reducing the harm to themselves and the community.
PHOTO: - Sullivan Robinson - ED Leadership Council for Healthy Community, George Kerr III - Project Director Building Rythmn Thru Recovery, Barbara Bazron - Director DC Department of Behavior Health, Rev. Brian Hamilton - Co-Pastor Westminster