Expanded Syringe Access Program (ESAP)
Vouchers for Clean Syringes
With the goal of harm reduction, ACR Health distributes vouchers to at-risk or self-identified injection drug using (IDU) individuals. These vouchers can be redeemed for a fit-pack which includes a 10-pack of sterile syringes. Through partnership with Garro's in Utica, ESAP has a long history of preventing the transmission of blood-borne diseases.
Enhanced Street Outreach
ACR Health's Enhanced Street Outreach teams meet people where they are at, both personally and physically. This team focuses on bringing the message of prevention to individuals who may not find their way to the office building itself. Bringing with them both education and ESAP vouchers, Enhanced Street Outreach is an essential tool in harm reduction.
Distribution of Sharps Containers
ESAP also distributes sharps containers, both via agency staff and individual pharmacies. The sharps containers offer leak-proof, plastic, rigid, puncture-resistant containers to allow for proper storage and disposal of used syringes.