Alfredo D. Smith, AIDS United (Social Justice) 

Larry Bryant, The Reunion Project (Social Justice)

Scenario Discussion 1: Analyze methods used to decrease stigma by using terms that avoid negative associations to increase access to services while promoting a positive and affirming space.

Scenario Discussion 2: How can we educate and strengthen community responses to address drug user health, and promote retention in care? What has history taught us as it pertains to policies and access for the harm reduction community within hospital settings, and how do we continue to move forward? 


  1. Identify challenges and best practices for reducing barriers to language

  2. Describe experiences and preventive measures to improve community response

Note: This session does not offer continuing education credits.