AMY CHENG & ELLEN KAN
Yale to take over syringe exchange in New Haven
The Community Health Care Van — a local clinic initiated by the Yale AIDS program more than two decades ago — is poised to assume the responsibilities of the New Haven Health Department’s Syringe Exchange Program. At the end of 2016, the city relinquished authority over the program, which allows users of drugs and steroids to exchange used needles for clean ones. However, the CHCV’s contract with the Connecticut Department of Public Health has yet to be approved.
January 19, 2017