Tag: needle exchange

17
Feb

First Needle Exchange in Orange County Approved

Written by SSDP Board member Lauren Mendelsohn On February 11, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) gave final approval to Orange County Needle Exchange Program (OCNEP). This was a major victory, as OCNEP will be the first needle exchange in Orange County, California. Despite the area’s conservative political climate, there is a serious need for harm reduction services. The county

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10
Feb

University of Tennessee SSDP Joins Howard Baker Policy Challenge

Written by Miranda Gottlieb, University of Tennessee SSDP chapter leader Members from the SSDP chapter at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) have put together a policy team for the 2nd annual Howard Baker Policy Challenge with a policy initiative focusing on developing a clean needle exchange in Nashville, Tennessee. The semester-long commitment to the Policy Challenge program helps students learn how to

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14
Apr

Republicans Medical Marijuana and Needle Exchange

President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and House Speaker John Boehner worked out an agreement that avoided a federal government shutdown this past week. In order to reach a deal, Obama and Reid bowed to GOP demands to ban the District of Columbia from using any money to fund abortions. But for all of the fierce partisan debate surrounding

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