• Ann Tucker

New publication outlines strategies to support syringe service programs

The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), along with collaborative work from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released Syringe Services Programs: A Technical Package of Effective Strategies and Approaches for Planning, Design, and Implementation that outlines evidence of the effectiveness of strategies to support syringe services programs (SSPs). The publication includes five key strategies based on current evidence regarding SSPs. As described in the resource, strategies include involving people with lived experience, using a needs-based distribution approach, providing core and expanded services, collecting data at SSPs, and ensuring program sustainability.

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