Syringe Services in the Midwest: Challenges, Barriers, and Opportunities to Starting and Maintaining a Program
Syringe services programs in the Midwest are uniquely situated across differing legislative and political contexts. This session will examine this landscape from the perspective of both established programs and jurisdictions who are still navigating barriers in the region. Speakers will offer their insights on the process of developing a syringe services program, challenges in implementation and reaching community, and contingency planning in the face of hostile legislation and instability. Participants will take away concrete strategies and next steps for starting and maintaining their own syringe services program.