Want a fun way to reward staff for reading and understanding the educational pamphlets you provide at your site? Use a staff meeting to host a Educational Pamphlet Bingo; use facts taken directly from pamphlets. Don’t forget to provide prizes.
Many programs have a variety of pamphlets and are not sure how to re-order. A great intern/volunteer project is to create an inventory of literature at your site with name, subject, publication date and re-ordering contact information. It’s challenging to stay on top of pamphlets, a ‘smart’ inventory usually works.
Information below taken directly from “Guide to Developing and Managing Syringe Access Programs” by Harm Reduction Coalition, 2010
Participants need to be able to access information in different formats, on their own time. When choosing materials, be mindful about issues such as:
-Accuracy (are they up-to-date?)
Informational literature assists people in understanding how to reduce risk of transmitting HIV, HCV and other blood-borne infections, how to prevent and respond to overdose and avenues for seeking help, among other things. Literature is a non-confrontational way to help people gain knowledge and protect themselves and those around them.