Harm reduction is a practical approach to keeping people safe and reducing the rate of death, disease and injury associated with higher risk behaviours. Although these behaviours may continue despite the risks, harm reduction strategies do not encourage high-risk behaviours such as drug use or smoking.
Please visit the links below for information about some harm reduction activities within the VIHA area:
Program and Health Service Improvements for Hard to Reach Populations in Victoria
Presentation - City of Victoria - July 2009 (PDF) Dr. Murray Fyfe
Presentation - May 2009 (PDF) Dr. Richard Stanwick