Public Health Vending Machine Media Coverage
Photo caption: S:US Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rebecca Linn-Walton, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD, and S:US Opioid Overdose Program Director Elan Quashie.
On June 5, 2023, the first public health vending machine in NYC launched at the S:US supportive housing located at 1676 Broadway in Brooklyn, in partnership with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. S:US’ public health vending machine is a free, community-wide resource. In addition to harm reduction tools for people who have substance use issues, the machine will also stock everyday health items, including COVID-19 tests, masks, feminine hygiene products, condoms, and more. NYC and S:US share a common goal to ensure that the public health vending machine has a positive benefit on the surrounding community.
We’re grateful to New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Ashwin Vasan, MD, PhD and his staff, S:US Opioid Overdose Program Director Elan Quashie and his staff, and our community for creating life-changing opportunities for New Yorkers.
CBS New York, 6.5.23
NYC’s first public health vending machine opens in Brooklyn
Brooklyn vending machine provides free Naloxone
New York Post, 6.5.23
NYC Health Dept. vending machine offers free Narcan, drug-test strips
New York 1, 6.5.23
City unveils public health vending machine to reduce overdoses
POLITICO Pulse, 6.5.23
A post-pandemic backlash against vaccines
News 12 Brooklyn, 6.5.23
NYC’s first public health vending machine is now open in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Magazine, 6.5.23
A First-of-its-Kind Vending Machine Helps City Battle Overdose Crisis
Brooklyn Paper, 6.5.23
City’s first public health vending machine unveiled in Brownsville
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 6.5.23
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Time Out, 6.8.23
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