Public talk April 27: Creating culturally safe primary care for people who use substances

the Reducing Stigma in Primary Care Research Team
The Reducing Stigma in Primary Care Research Team. Photo: Jonathan Woods.

Free public talk: Creating culturally safe primary care for people who use substances

2pm Friday, April 27
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Lecture Hall, Patient Care Centre (S169), 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC
Also available via webinar  (details below)

One of the lessons being learned as we navigate the current crisis related to illicit drug overdoses and deaths is an appreciation of how existing services and systems for people who use substances falls short of meeting their needs. The Reducing Stigma in Primary Care project uses participatory community research to bring together people who use or have used substances, academic researchers, physicians, and health planners to develop a model of safe primary care for this population by asking them to complete this statement: “I would feel safe going to the doctor if...” 

In this presentation, we will hear how academic researchers, peer groups and others have worked together to help determine what would make people who use substances feel safe to access primary care. This talk is free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Learn more about the project at www.spc.cisur.ca.

The Reducing Stigma in Primary Care Research Team is co-led by Dr. Karen Urbanoski (CISUR Scientist; Canada Research Chair in Substance Use, Addictions and Health Services Research; Assistant Professor, UVic’s School of Public Health and Social Policy), Dr. Bernie Pauly (CISUR Scientist, Associate Professor, UVic School of Nursing), SOLID Outreach Victoria, Umbrella Society for Addictions & Mental Health, Royal Roads University, UVic School of Social Work, BC SUPPORT Unit Vancouver Island Centre, Island Health, and the Victoria Division of Family Practice.

Sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and Island Health.

Webinar Instructions:

  • This webinar will be hosted using WebEx, and is open to anyone interested.
  • A maximum of 50 participants can join the meeting. 
  • Audio is available ONLY through a phone line, NOT through your computer.

How to Connect:

1. A few minutes before the meeting start time, click join the meeting to open the WebEx webinar window. If you have an Island Health WebEx account, you may be asked to log in to your account before connecting to the meeting. Your WebEx password is the same as your Island Health password.

2. Once the webinar window has opened, select Call Me and enter your phone number. NOTE: WebEx Audio is available ONLY through a phone line, NOT through your computer. If you have an Island Health account, WebEx may autofill your workstation extension. Alternately, to call in yourself, use one of the Audio Connection numbers below and enter this Meeting Number/Access Code: 996 450 123.

Audio Connection for WebEx:

  • 28777 (Access Internally)
  • 250-519-3698 (Victoria)
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  • 250-737-2600 (Duncan)
  • 250-731-1345 (Port Alberni)
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3. You will be on MUTE when you enter the webinar.  If you would like to ask a question, please use the chat box in the WebEx window.

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