Links and Resources

Syringe Exchanges and Harm Reduction Programs

Fact Sheets, Harm Reduction Coalition

North American Syringe Exchange Network

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (North Carolina)

Politics are Tricky but Science Is Clear: Needle Exchanges Work, The New York Times

Prescribe to Prevent (Co-prescribing naloxone)

Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists, Journal of Addiction Medicine

Prevention Point Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)

Syringe Access, Harm Reduction Coalition

Syringe Exchange Program Studies, Harm Reduction Coalition

Syringe Services Programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Services Programs: Myth vs. Fact, American Foundation for AIDS Research

Vital Signs: Trends in HIV Diagnoses, Risk Behaviors, and Prevention Among Persons Who Inject Drugs — United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Western North Carolina AIDS Project (North Carolina)

 

Syringe Exchange Establishment and Operations

Building Capacity: Moving Prevention Forward, AIDS United

Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs, Harm Reduction Coalition

Guide to Starting and Managing Needle and Syringe Programs, World Health Organization

Kentucky Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Program: Guidelines for Local Health Departments Implementing Needle Exchange Programs, Kentucky Department for Public Health

Peer-Delivered Syringe Exchange Toolkit, Harm Reduction Coalition

Program Guidance for Implementing Certain Components of Syringe Services Programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommended Best Practices for Effective Syringe Exchange Programs in the United States: Results of a Consensus Meeting, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Syringe Access Fund, AIDS United

Syringe Services Program (SSP) Development and Implementation Guidelines for State and Local Health Departments, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors & Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services

Syringe Services Programs (SSPs): Developing, Implementing, and Monitoring Programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS United’s Policy Department can assist CBOs at local and state levels. Contact Syringe Access Policy Organizer Kiefer Paterson (kpaterson@aidsunited.org)
Harm Reduction Coalition provides advocacy and technical assistance support. Contact Capacity Building Services Director Emma Roberts (roberts@harmreduction.org)

 

Working with PWID, Populations with Special Health Risks

A Person Experiencing an Opioid Overdose Needs Oxygen and/or Naloxone to Survive Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions

Abscesses Merck Manual

Bacteremia Merck Manual

Cotton Fever: An Evanescent Process Mimicking Sepsis in an Intravenous Drug Abuser Journal of Emergency Medicine

Endocarditis Merck Manual

Frequently Asked Questions About Overdose Prevention Point Pittsburgh

High-Impact HIV Prevention: CDC’s Approach to Reducing HIV Infections in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Injection Drug Use: Syringe Services Programs for HIV Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Incidence and Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection Among Persons Who Inject Drugs in New York City: 2006-2013 Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Naloxone and Overdose Pamphlet Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Related Trauma: Incorporating Overdose Prevention, Response, and Experience into Substance Use Disorder Treatment Heartland Health Alliance

Opioid Safety and How to Use Naloxone: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers Prescribe to Prevent

Overdose Prevention Case Study: Overdose Prevention and Response Training for Incarcerated People Harm Reduction Coalition

Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock Merck Manual