needle exchange http://michiganradio.org en Clean Works Project http://michiganradio.org/post/clean-works-project <p>All year, Michigan Radio has been talking with people about projects and efforts that are having a positive effect on the state. Today, we hear from Ruth Olsson, a long-time volunteer for the Clean Works project in Grand Rapids.&nbsp; The main goal of the project is to reduce the rate of HIV.&nbsp; To do that, it runs a needle exchange program where drug users can turn in used syringes, and pick up a clean one.</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:21:15 +0000 What's Working 3027 at http://michiganradio.org Clean Works Project Clean needle exchange program in Grand Rapids is proving successful http://michiganradio.org/post/clean-needle-exchange-program-grand-rapids-proving-successful <p>Clean Works Needle Exchange began ten years ago. At the time it was very controversial for Grand Rapids city commissioners to adopt local laws that would give drug users access to clean syringes.</p><p>Tami VandenBerg leads the non-profit that runs the Clean Works Needle Exchange. She says they provide clean needles for about 600 people a year.</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:59:36 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2778 at http://michiganradio.org Clean needle exchange program in Grand Rapids is proving successful