The Board of Health is in the process of making changes to the Falmouth Health Regulation - 15.0 SUPPLEMENTS TO 310 CMR 15.000: THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL CODE TITLE 5. Click here to review the proposed changes. Although the hearing date for public comment is yet to be determined, please feel free to email any comments or concerns you have regarding the new regulations to email@example.com.
Did you know that Paul Revere was the president of America's first Board of Health, established in 1799? And that the first use of smallpox vaccine in the Western Hemisphere was in Cambridge, MA in 1800? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. To learn more about the history of public health in the Commonwealth, view the list of public health milestones or visit https://publichealthmuseum.org/.
Below are several studies reviewing the effects of syringe access programs on public health.
- The effectiveness of needle exchange programs - A review of the science and policy
- Effectiveness of Structural Level Needle Syringe Programs to Reduce HCV and HIV Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs - A Systematic Review
- Geographic Disparities in Access to Syringe Services Programs Among Young Persons With Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States
- Ideological Anachronism Involving Needle and Syringe Exchange Programs - Lessons from the Indiana HIV Outbreak
- Preventing Opiate Overdose Deaths - Examining Objections to Take-Home Naloxone
- State laws, syringe exchange, and HIV among persons who inject drugs in the United States - History and effectiveness
- The effect of syringe exchange use on high-risk injection drug users - a cohort study
- Update on Harm-Reduction Policy and Intervention Research