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Welcome to Changing the Conversation! We discuss critical and timely topics focused on equity, homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Our hosts interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services.

Feb 27, 2017

Host Jeff Olivet sits down with James Kowalsky of the Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, Heartland Alliance in Chicago, to discuss harm reduction as a practice that can be used in almost every situation and with everyone. 

And from our listeners, Jeff discusses what front desk staff can do who work at hotels and might be interacting with guests who are experiencing homelessness. Send us your questions at

Valery Shuman
five and a half years ago

Great job James, beautifully done! I am excited about the t-shirt idea, let's make it happen. T3 you do such an amazing job of deepening the conversations around homelessness. Thank you so much!
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