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2024 Harm Reduction Academy


The 2024 Injury-Free NC Academy on Harm Reduction as Transformative Practice focuses on moving from theory to practice and implementing a variety of harm reduction programs to serve people who use drugs (PWUD). The purpose of this Academy is to work with community-based organizations, local health departments, coalitions, and individuals who want to learn more about harm reduction principles and how to incorporate them into overdose prevention work.

This Academy will take place in two parts, two days that will take place virtually and two that will take place in-person. The sessions are scheduled as followed:

May Academy dates:

Virtual Session: May 7 & 8, 2024
In-Person Session: May 16 & 17, 2024
Location: Hickory, NC

July Academy dates:

Virtual Session: July 9 & 10, 2024
In-Person Session: July 18 & 19, 2024
Location: Greenville, NC

The application deadline is 5pm on January 26, 2024.


The in-person component is subject to change based on public health guidance. Health and safety guidelines will be followed for all in-person gatherings. Organizers will notify Academy participants if any changes are made.


Archived HR Academy Content
  • Individuals who attended the April 2022 Harm Reduction Academy can access information shared here.
  • Individuals who attended the July 2022 Harm Reduction Academy can access information shared here.