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Additional Best Practice Documents

Syringe Access

We’ve collected a wide selection of syringe access program best practice documents from organizations, health departments and government agencies from around the globe.

San Francisco Syringe Access and Disposal Program Policy and Guidelines (2011)
San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)

Recommended Best Practices for Syringe Exchange Programs in the United States Consensus Statement (2009)
Recommendations from a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene panel of syringe exchange experts

Needle and syringe programmes: providing people who inject drugs with injecting equipment (2009)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK)

Guide to Starting and Managing Needle and Exchange Programmes (2007)
Published jointly by UNAIDS, UNODC and the World Health Organization and prepared by the AIDS Project Management Group (APMG)

Ontario Needle Exchange Programs: Best Practice Recommendations (2006)
Strike C, Leonard L, Millson M, Anstice S, Berkeley N, Medd E.
Toronto:  Ontario Needle Exchange Coordinating Committee (ONECC), a representative of the Ontario Needle Exchange Network (ONEN)

Needle and Syringe Program Policy and Guidelines for NSW (2006)
NSW Department of Health 

Starting and Managing Needle and Syringe Programs: A guide for Central and Eastern Europe and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union (2000)
International Harm Reduction Development (IHRD)

For sample agency Policy and Procedures Manuals, click here.

For Outreach Specific best practices, click here.

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