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Intergovernmental Affairs Committee To Receive An Update On Syringe Exchange Program

The Metro Council’s Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will receive a progress report from the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness on the syringe exchange program since it began on June 10th.

Members will hear from Dr. Sarah Moyer, Interim Director of the Department who will make a presentation about how the effort has been working and what is next for the program.

““When the Metro Council approved this program, we indicated we would ask for regular updates on its progress and effectiveness. It is important to understand if the program is reaching the people it needs to for treatment and public safety,” says Councilman David Yates (D-25), who chairs the Committee.

After approval by the Kentucky General Assembly this year, Louisville was the first city in Kentucky to move forward with such a program.

The Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will meet at 2:00pm in Council Chambers, 601 West Jefferson Street. All Council meetings are carried live on Metro TV, Time Warner Cable Channel 25 on Channel 99 for UVERSE subscribers.

You can also watch the meetings online by going to the Metro Council homepage and click the “Watch Meetings Online” button.

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