Five "strategies" for putting syringe exchange programs into place are outlined in Syringe Services Programs: A Technical Package of Effective Strategies and Approaches for Planning, Design and Implementation. Each strategy includes several no-brainer but essential "approaches" (e.g., conduct a needs assessment to inform the model design, establish relationships to enhance a program's long-term viability). Strategies include:
- Involve people with lived experience of the issues impacting your target population
- SSP Planning, Design, and Implementation
- Core versus Expanded Services
- Collect Data to Inform Program Planning and Evaluation
A pros/cons chart and resources round-out the document.