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    Center for Harm Reduction Services Training and Te​chnical Assistance

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    Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute

    The Maryland Department of Health, Center for Harm Reduction Services partners with the Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute (MaHRTI) to build the capacity of Maryland's harm reduction workforce to provide optimal services to people who use drugs. For more information visit mahrti.org​​ or contact mahrti@bhsbaltimore.org

    The MaHRTI website includes live and on-demand courses, a technical assistance request form, and a harm reduction resource library. ​There are a wide variety of online trainings available with information about providing compassionate, effective services to people who use drugs.

    Free trainings include:

    • Harm Reduction 101
    • Stigma, Trauma and People Who Use Drugs
    • Outreach and Engagement of People Who Use Drugs
    • De-escalation and Conflict Management
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Overdose Response Programs
    • Fentanyl Test Strips
    • And More!
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    Regrounding Our Response

    The Regroun​ding Our Response initiative launched in the Summer of 2019 with a series of intensive training events and regional summits that brought together community members, public health professionals, servic​​​​e providers, law enforcement and faith communities. Each event focused on a public health concept crucial to reducing stigma and evidence-based approaches to the opioid overdose crisis.

    The Center for Harm Reduction Services now supports a multi-disciplinary network of Master Presenters across the state who completed training in one of five core concepts:

    • ​Stages of Change
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • MAT Overdose Prevention
    • Drug User Health Framework

    The training network is committed to raising awareness about public health approaches to the overdose crisis by presenting on these core concepts in Maryland.​

    Please contact MDH.RORPresentations@maryland.gov​ to learn more and schedule a presentation in your community.​