Language is foundational to how we understand and interact with ourselves and others. Unclear language can lead to confusion and inefficiencies, while stigmatizing and prejudicial language leads to harmful practices and dehumanizes people.
Resources and Tools
This package is a learning tool designed for health departments and community-based organizations newly offering syringe services programs (SSPs) with the purpose of indexing the materials needed for safer injection, what to offer at a syringe services program, and how to explain what materials a
Transgender people and communities, including nonbinary people, have specific needs within harm reduction programs.
This webinar companion guide provides information for the January 2021 Strengthening Systems of Care: Supporting People with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder following Incarceration webinar.
This technical package, a collaborative effort between CDC and NASTAD, provides a broad framework as well as evidence-informed strategies and approaches to support the planning, design, implementation, and sustainability of new and existing syringe services programs (SSPs).
This virtual session summary describes key takeaways from the August 2020 Let's Talk about SSPs as Essential Services conversation.