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Video address from Gil Kerlikowske, Director of US ONDCP

Video address from Gil Kerlikowske, Director of US ONDCP

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the US Office of National Drug Control Policy, gave a pre-recorded address to attendees to the 9th National Harm Reduction Conference held in Portland, OR in November 2012. This is a big deal – not long ago, the US government wouldn’t even allow the words harm reduction to be spoken. Now, […]

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Peer-Delivered Syringe Exchange Toolkit

Peer-Delivered Syringe Exchange Toolkit

This toolkit is intended to provide examples of policies and practices from current PDSE programs so new and existing programs can think about and incorporate the parts that work for them. It gives an overview of points to consider in starting a PDSE program and is intended to generate new ideas for revising and improving […]

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Syringe Access & Law Enforcement

Syringe Access & Law Enforcement

Building Alliances Contact us for more information about this training or would like Harm Reduction Coalition to provide this training at your organization. Description: Syringe access is a vital intervention to prevent HIV and hepatitis C infections among people who inject drugs. Fear of poor interactions with law enforcement is one of the most significant […]

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User-to-User: Peer Delivered Syringe Exchange in New York City

User-to-User: Peer Delivered Syringe Exchange in New York City

User-to-User: Peer Delivered Syringe Exchange in New York City provides an analysis of a syringe access model in New York that trains injection drug users (IDUs) to conduct secondary syringe exchange with members of their social networks and other contacts. Drawing upon findings from several methods – including focus groups, qualitative interviews, and a quantitative […]

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Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs

Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs

Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual for starting and managing syringe access programs. This pragmatic and straightforward guide can serve as a valuable tool for new and established programs alike, offering practice suggestions and guidance in several areas including: Planning and Design, Operational Issues, Organizational Issues, External Issues […]

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Single-Use Syringes

Single-Use Syringes

Fact Sheet This fact sheet addresses some of the common concerns related to “single-use” syringes, incorporating feedback from the harm reduction community as to why they should never be the only option available at syringe access programs. Read below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Cost-Effectiveness of Syringe Access Programs

Cost-Effectiveness of Syringe Access Programs

Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains ways in which syringe access programs are an essential strategy to prevent hepatitis C and HIV infection, and lower health care costs. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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Syringe Exchange in Prisons

Syringe Exchange in Prisons

The International Experience Syringe exchange programs have been successfully implemented in a diverse range of prison settings using a variety of effective models. Evidence overwhelmingly shows that prison syringe exchange programs reduce HIV and hepatitis C risk and prevent disease transmission, increase referrals to substance abuse treatment, and do not result in increased drug use […]

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Promoting Secondary Exchange

Promoting Secondary Exchange

Opportunities to Advance Public Health Secondary exchange is an important but underemphasized component of HIV and hepatitis C prevention for injection drug users (IDUs).  Secondary exchange refers to a range of formal and informal practices through which syringe exchange participants redistribute sterile syringes to peers within social and drug-using networks. This report intends to: Explore […]

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Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis B

Syringe Exchange Programs and Hepatitis B

Fact Sheet This fact sheet illustrates the positive impact syringe access programs have on hepatitis B prevention, testing and linkage to care. Read the fact sheet below and download the pdf. Open publication

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