Harm Reduction

R Street’s Harm Reduction program is grounded in an understanding that “abstinence only” approaches to risky behavior are ineffective. With this in mind, RSI focuses on harm-reduction approaches that recognize that harmful behaviors may continue to happen even as policies are enacted to help mitigate—if not eliminate—those harms. The program connects the dots between historically siloed issues such as: tobacco, cannabis, sexual health and illicit drug use.

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Our Scholars

Mazen Saleh
Policy Director, Integrated Harm Reduction
Chelsea Boyd
Resident Research Fellow, Harm Reduction
Stacey McKenna
Resident Senior Fellow, Integrated Harm Reduction
Jessica Shortall
Safer From Harm Coalition Manager, Integrated Harm Reduction