|March 27, 2012|
Despite the temporary removal of a ban on federal funds for syringe exchange programs, few programs received federal financial support during 2010-2011 as they faced multiple barriers to accessing the money, a new study finds. Instead, the programs ---- intended to prevent the spread of HIV and viral hepatitis ---- continued to rely heavily on funding from state and local governments and private sources, and report ongoing funding concerns.
Erika Martin, a fellow at the Rockefeller Institute and an assistant professor at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, is one of the authors of the study, "Life After the Ban: An Assessment of U.S. Syringe Exchange Programs' Attitudes About and Early Experiences with Federal Funding." The article was published earlier this month in the American Journal of Public Health.
To read a news release and article abstract, visit the Institute's Web site.
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