Opioid overdose crisis response

Funding body: BC Ministry of Health

Background: The Opioid Overdose Crisis Response projects were a collection of initiatives aligned with the priorities of the Joint Task Force on Overdose Response. At the direction of the BC Ministry of Health, funding from the “Preventing Harms from Substance Use” contract was re-directed toward these projects.

Past activities included:

  • preparing a set of parenting articles for HealthLinkBC
  • working with a group of OST patients to complete the Patients Helping Patients handbook
  • providing consultation to the CAI OPEN (Overdose Prevention and Education Network) project
  • preparing a draft community dialogue guide
  • responding to the media and providing balanced information on prevention and health promotion in light of the opioid overdose crisis
  • assisting in the preparation of a community overdose prevention guide
  • providing consultation and support to community-based systems (including schools) on responding to the opioid overdose crisis

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