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Atlanta Harm Reduction Conference -- This Month

Harm reduction is a model and set of strategies that encourage users to reduce the harm done to themselves and communities by their licit and illicit substance use. In allowing users access to the tools needed to become healthier, we recognize the competency of their efforts to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities.

The Atlanta Harm Reduction Working Group Conference is a two-day meeting designed to promote and advance harm reduction policy in the Southeastern United States. Scheduled for March 22 and 23, 1996, this coincides with the consideration of a statewide harm reduction bill in the legislature in the Spring 1996 session, and the 1996 Olympic Games, which will be held in Atlanta during July.

This conference targets health care workers, social service providers, outreach workers, drug treatment workers, educators, lawyers, law enforcement agents, and academics and researchers. The focus is on education for these influential groups of individuals by introducing to them and discussing harm reduction history and theory as it applies to direct services and outreach. Specific objectives include:
1) presenting practical strategies for incorporating harm reduction into services and programs;
2) providing current national and local examples of agencies and individuals working in harm reduction and
3) developing networks of people currently working in harm reduction.

The conference will be at the campus of Emory University in the Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta. Hotel rooms will be reserved at the Emory Conference Center Hotel located across the street from campus.


Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23, 1996
Friday: 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am-3:30 pm


Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
1518 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322


Mail a $75.00 check or money order payable to Ariane Kraus with the enclosed registration form, indicating Atlanta HRWG Conference in the check note. The deadline for full refund is March 20, 1996. On-site registration is available.


Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition
353-A Ivy Place
Atlanta, GA 30307
404.616.7633 (voice/day)
404.370.0583 (evening)
404.880.9464 (fax)
internet: [email protected]


Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition
Prevention Point Atlanta
Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)
Drug Policy Foundation
Lindesmith Center
Dogwood Center
Common Sense for Drug Policy
The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Drug Reform Coordination Network
Summerhill One-to-One
Emory Harm Reduction Working Group
Nyarko and Associates
Emory University Center for Health Culture and Society
Georgia AIDS Coalition
Georgia Men's Health Education
Network North American Syringe Exchange Network
Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center
Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University


Friday, March 22:

8:30-9:30 am Registration/Coffee
9:30-10:00 am Welcoming Remarks

10:00-11:00 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS (speaker not yet announced)

11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:30 pm Opening Plenary: What is Harm Reduction?
12:30-1:45 pm Lunch
2:00-4:00 pm Working Groups (Topics repeated Saturday morning )

4:00-4:15 pm Break
4:15-5:30 pm Harm Reduction: A New Paradigm for Public Health
5:30 pm End

Friday Evening:
Whole World Theater Benefit for Atlanta
Harm Reduction Coalition

Saturday, March 23

9:30-10:00 am Coffee
10:00-12:00 pm Working Groups (repeated)
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:30 pm Where do we go from here? Community Organizing and Grassroots Policy Change
3:30 pm End
3:45-5:30 pm Southeast Harm Reduction Coalition Meeting

Saturday Evening:
Benefit Party for Atlanta Harm Reduction
Coalition at the Red Light Cafe


We have reserved blocks of rooms at the hotels listed below. In order to receive the group rates listed, mention that you are with the Atlanta Harm Reduction Working Group Meeting. Please contact the locations below directly for reservations.

Emory Conference Center Hotel
(located across the street from the conference site)
1615 Clifton Rd. Atlanta,
GA 30329

$105 per night (single or double occupancy)
1.800.933.6679 or 404.712.6565
Reservations should be made on or before February 29, 1996

Hosteling International Atlanta
$13.25 per night
A $13.25 non-refundable deposit must be sent to secure a reservation.

Transportation to the hostel from the conference location will be provided, per request, Friday night at the conference close.






Number of persons @ $75 each

Enclosed is my check or money order for $

Checks payable to Ariane Kraus, check note: Atlanta HRWG Conference

Full payment must accompany your registration.

Please detach and return to:
Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition
353-A Ivy Place
Atlanta, GA 30307

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