Protecting the Public from Infected Needles in Public Places

More and more reports are coming in from police departments and other community agencies about the increasing number of discarded needles used to inject heroin in public places.


Informative Fact Sheets Available:  usedneedles-factsheet


Syringe Access programs are essential for curbing the spread of infectious disease related to IV drug use.  For an update on what NKY Independent District Health Department is doing, visit:

For an update on what Three Rivers District Health Department is doing, visit:

Exchange sites are open in the 8-county NKY region.  You can find one through the health department websites listed above.  For more information on syringe access, see: