Episode 27: Needle Exchange Program

In 2015, the Kentucky General Assembly passed a law that law treats heroin use as a public health crisis and allowed the establishment of clean needle exchanges. The late Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Rice Leach was champion for this bill and for treating those with the disease of addiction with compassion and respect. Kevin Hall, Communications Director for the Lexington Health Department, explains why Lexington’s new needle exchange program is at the very heart of public health.

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