Provide Information, Education, & Referrals
To inform and educate on the importance of using a new clean syringe every time and not re-using or sharing needles, along with information on how to access free/low-cost syringes through the Expanded Syringe Access Program or a Syringe Exchange Program—you can make available copies of NYSDOH brochures and display posters, ordered using the order blank at this link: https://www.health.ny.gov/forms/order_forms/expanded_syringe_access_program.pdf
Some of the materials can also be downloaded from the NYSDOH website, as detailed on the order blank.
You can also refer individuals to this page of reachcny.org
To educate about how to dispose of sharps, and connect individuals to sharps disposal locations in their community:
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