ID#: 22779
This photo was captured, while conducting a site visit to a community based organization in California, funded in order to provide HIV/AIDS prevention interventions, and outreach to high risk populations. Curious to see what sort of guidelines were needed in an employee restroom, the photographer, Gabrielle O'Meara, read the posted document seen here, and learnt that the agency supported needle exchange on the job site, and that Sharps containers were also provided. Additional signs posted in the stalls reminded employees that the presence of Sharps containers did not necessarily suggest it was okay to use drugs on the job, that a no drug use policy was in effect, and staff would conduct a wellness check if employees were gone for too long. To the photographer, this demonstrated public health in action. In this case, injection drug users, working on the front lines of public health, were helping other injection drug users to stay healthy.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC-Connects, Theresa Roebuck
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Photo Credit: Gabrielle O'Meara
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