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Department of Health and Human Services implementation guidance for syringe services programs July 2010
  • Published Date:
    2011 July
  • Status:
    current
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-41.51 KB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    United States. Department of Health and Human Services. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • Description:
    The purpose of this document is to provide implementation guidance for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs interested in implementing syringe services programs (SSPs) for injection drug users (IDUs) with Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 appropriated dollars. The term SSP is inclusive of syringe access, disposal, and needle exchange programs, as well as referral and linkage to HIV prevention services, substance abuse treatment, and medical and mental health care. In December 2009, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, which modified the ban on use of Federal funds for needle exchange programs (also known as syringe exchange programs [SEPs]) for many HHS programs. However, authorizations for some HHS programs may still contain partial or complete bans on the use of funds for needle exchange programs, and grantees should contact their relevant program office for additional information. The modified provision prohibits the use of funds for SEPs in any location that local public health or law enforcement agencies determine to be inappropriate. HHS is committed to working with grantees and partners to obtain input on long-term, comprehensive SSP guidance (including SEPs) for implementing this public health strategy to reduce the spread of HIV and other infections. HHS is also committed to working with grantees to develop and implement appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans for SSP activities.

    Introduction -- CDC specific guidance for health departments implementing SSPs -- SAMHSA specific guidance for minority HIV/AIDS programs implementing SSPs.

    6 numbered pages

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