Syringe Services Programs and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Innovations from the Field

Jun 16, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local health departments are adapting syringe services programs by increasing the number of syringes and other supplies distributed per visit, establishing hotlines so clients can access counseling over the phone, pre-packing and delivering syringes and other equipment, and/or establishing hygiene or handwashing stations. In this HHS Hepatitis Blog, Lucy Slater, NACCHO Senior Director for HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis, explores how local health departments can maintain syringe services during the pandemic.

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About Julia Zigman (she/her)

Julia Zigman is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis team. Julia focuses primarily on NACCHO’s Ending the HIV Epidemic portfolio and is a lead staff member for the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup. Learn more about these programs here.

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