For all things public health, one of the best places to start is the American Public Health Association which is a professional organization for people working in public health. Its website hosts a great deal of information from around the public health world. Other useful resources are data–. Because peer-reviewed data are best, work with your local reference librarian and check out the National Center for Biotechnology Information and this great article on where to find full text articles.
For evaluation specifically, the CDC: in addition to its massive files on every public health concern and its timely free MMWR, the CDC offers a great, free, self-paced resource on evaluation in public health that you can find here. In addition, some of the resources listed above, especially the The Community Toolbox have more information on creating useful evaluations.
If you’re interested in creating your own evaluation or monitoring tools and don’t want the hassle of data entry try Google Forms, which is free, or SurveyMonkey, which is a subscription service that offers more robust features and support than the free Forms. Both can be used on tablets or phones for easy data collection in the field.
We do not claim that this is an exhaustive set of strategies, shortcuts, or tips for running an SSP. What we do suggest is that Harm Reduction Hacks offers down-to-earth, practical information for being a better leader, starting and running an SSP, and providing syringe access services. We feel we can say this with confidence because the Hacks are based on interviews with, and the experiences of, literally generations of people who have been doing harm reduction work.
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