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Antiracism and Harm Reduction


Published Date: 11/15/2022

Expiration Date: 08/02/2025

CE Credit: CME:1CNE: 1


This course will review the history of racism in health care, and provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of methods to integrate addiction and infectious disease prevention, treatment and care within an antiracist framework. It will also review harm reduction approaches and resources in New York State that follow an antiracist framework.


Effective June 27, 2023 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced a one-time requirement of 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders for practitioners who are applying for or renewing their DEA license. This 1-hour ACCME-accredited course meets the DEA/SAMHSA requirement.


Katherine Tineo-Komatsu,LCSW, RYT

Katherine Tineo-Komatsu LCSW, RYT, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Yoga Teacher. They graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from Brown University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. They also completed a certificate program at the New School on Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. Katherine currently works at a primary care program specializing in the treatment of hep c and substance use disorders in NYC. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss how systemic racism influences providing culturally competent care
  • Describe how to integrate addiction and infectious disease prevention, care and treatment within an antiracist framework
  • Review harm reduction approaches and resources in New York State with an antiracist framework
  • Discuss strategies to address racism in health care and expand harm reduction approaches throughout New York State

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