Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
Access Support Network (ASN) in Salinas, CA is the only community organization to provide services to those living with HIV/Hep C and to facilitate a syringe exchange program (SEP). As Monterey County has been affected by the opioid epidemic, the syringe exchange has become a vital harm reduction practice to limit the spread of HIV/Hep C. The project that was implemented was a webinar at the December Hep C Charrette to inform participants of ASN’s harm reduction practices, syringe exchange expansion, and how it will benefit the community. After the webinar, 44% of participants reported an increase in knowledge due to the presentation. It is recommended that the Access Support Network continue to conduct informational presentations to increase support from community stakeholders.
Campos, Tiara M., "Syringe Exchange Programs" (2020). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 939.