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The Nation’s First Publicly-Recognized Overdose Prevention Centers: Lessons Learned in New York City

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posted on 2022-08-15, 23:04 authored by Rebecca GiglioRebecca Giglio, Shivani Mantha, Alex Harocopos, Nilova Saha, Jacqueline Reilly, Chelsea Cipriano, Maura Kennelly, Lisa Landau, Michael McRae, Dave Chokshi

This case study outlines the sequence of events that resulted in NYC supporting an existing syringe service program (SSP) to open the first two publicly recognized overdose prevention centers in the nation, including lessons learned to inform other jurisdictions considering offering such services. 


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Dr. Chokshi currently serves as visiting fellow at the New York Health Foundation, which has financially supported overdose prevention centers.

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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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