“Harm reduction in the context of urban health behaviours and regulation” City Health 2019
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When & where
This ninth conference in the City Health series will take place in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 October 2019.
When & where
Horizontal Approach
In keeping with previous events in the series, we will take a horizontal approach, in this instance examining a concept that can be applied creatively and in different ways to areas of health behaviours, but so often is not.
Horizontal Approach
Harm Reduction
Whilst harm reduction is a concept proven effective across many areas of human activity – from seatbelts, to measures to reduce the risks in drug use – there still exists a moral undercurrent that prevents its application in others. Examples include the use of alcohol and nicotine, the often-punitive regulation of the ‘oldest profession’ – sex work – and lately the debates around ‘legal highs’, the legalisation of cannabis and pill testing.
Harm Reduction
Hosts & Delegates
The conference is organised by Progressive Public Health Alliance with logistical support by KAC Communications and welcomes participants from all sectors and disciplines, including policy makers, planners, NGOs and civil society organisations, academics, consumers and consumer advocates, media and private sector organisations.
Hosts & Delegates
Programme 1
The conference programme, comprised of plenary, parallel and workshop sessions, will begin with an examination of the history of harm reduction and how pragmatism and concern for health and well-being has addressed barriers to change, including moral and political opposition, and either persuaded opponents of the merits of an approach, or at least reached an accommodation to mitigate the most damaging consequences for communities and individuals.
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Programme 1
Programme 2
The event programme will also examine the challenges including developing effective policies, legislation and regulation regarding other controversial areas, such as nicotine, cannabis, safer drug use and sex work
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Programme 2
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