A Guide to Establishing Syringe Services Programs in Rural, At-Risk Areas

This report from the Comer Family Foundation provides the rationale for using syringe service programs (SEPs) in addressing the opioid crisis.

It includes a guidebook that introduces community members to the basics of SEPs, identifies the need for them in certain at-risk communities, and provides guidance on what should be considered when establishing these programs.

There is a relevant list of harm reduction resources at the end of the document. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Overdose prevention
Syringe service program / Needle exchange