All County Objectives

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Syringe Services

By December 2020, Health Services will reduce visible syringe litter by at least 50% in highly impacted areas with cleanup services, and establish baseline measures and targets of Syringe Services Program (SSP) participants that are successfully referred to health and social services, including enrollment in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment.

Key Steps

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Train SSP staff to provide motivational interviewing, and work with SUD services to improve pipeline to treatment.

Expand County litter contracts in impacted areas; contract for visual inspection. Conduct client surveys, community and SSP Commission meetings to address underlying barriers to SSP participation and safe disposal of used syringes. Establish data collection and reports to streamline measurement and improve programming.
Plan Reference: Collaborating Depts:
Target:
Baseline: Progress:
1.A.i, 1.A.ii, 6.D.ii HSD, DPW, ISD 155 Syringes 310 Syringes 0%

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