Lawrence, MA | Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
In the Merrimack valley, one of the highest priority populations for Getting to Zero are people who inject drugs (PWID). The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center is a leader on this issue, and has developed this project, which will involve installing a community disposal container, or kiosk, in the city of Lawrence in order to better address needle disposal. This project further innovates by combining the effective placement of the kiosk with a targeted education program involving information concerning harm reduction equipment availability and referral services for PWID. Over the next six months, the GLFHC hopes to distribute over 2100 educational resources like flyers, as well as safely and responsibly dispose of over 5000 used needles.