Griffin Russell

Griffin Russell
Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator
Island Health Shared Services BC

BCYC (2007)

The key focus of Griffin’s role is on promoting equitable access to harm reduction supplies across Vancouver Island, including safer sex supplies, safer injection and inhalation supplies, Take Home Naloxone, and affiliated information resources and clinical care.  This requires continued education and training for staff, both external and internal to the organization, focusing on cultural competence, person-centred care, and trauma-informed practices to promote safe spaces and interactions with care providers, with underlying values of compassion, empathy, openness and understanding.

Subsequent education: MPH (UVic, 2015)