All County Objectives

# 176

Syringe Services

By December 2019, Health Services will establish targets for the Syringe Services Program (SSP), including increasing access to treatment, and reducing syringe litter and communicable disease.
(See new linked Objective 180)


Key Steps

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Work with substance use treatment services to improve pipeline from SSP referral to starting treatment program. Conduct ongoing client surveys and community meetings to address underlying barriers to SSP participation and safe disposal of used syringes. Conduct a three-day walkaround with the California Department of Public Health. Bring forward an ordinance to create an SSP Advisory Commission.
Plan Reference: Collaborating Depts:
1.A.i, 1.A.ii, 6.D.ii CAO, DPW Establish Targets 100%