Yale University

Harm Reduction Vending Machines Pitched

A Yale harm reduction-focused healthcare team has its sights set on installing a trio of vending machines around town that would dispense not candy bars and soda, but clean syringes, safe injection kits, and overdose reversal medication. Rick Altice, the director of the mobile Yale Community Health Care Van (CHCV), recently pitched this idea to the Fair Haven Community Management Team. The CHCV is aiming to place "harm reduction vending machines" in Fair Haven, Downtown, and another part of New Haven still to be determined, Altice said.

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Published: Sunday, October 16, 2022