The Board of Health will be holding a meeting to discuss the "letter of support" provided to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on behalf of the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod for the needle exchange program the group is planning on starting. The letter was originally voted on at the Board's November 19, 2018 meeting.
Location: Falmouth High School auditorium
When: 1/12/2019, at 9:00 a.m.
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