March 8, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
A public health response to the opioid crisis hinges on addressing widely held misconceptions about substance use disorder, an evidence-based understanding of the principles of harm reduction, and showcasing successful attempts to curb the opioid epidemic through humane and compassionate interventions.
In this webinar, Mr. Rob Boyd of the Oasis program at the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre will define harm reduction and focus on the experience of Oasis in garnering public support for the establishment of a supervised consumption facility in the face of political and community opposition. Through this illustrative example, participants will come away with actions that can be taken by public health in their own communities.
The webinar will also include an overview of CPHA's most recent position statement: The Opioid Crisis in Canada (http://www.cpha.ca/uploads/policy/opioid-statement_e.pdf).
Registration is free. Space is limited. Please notify CPHA Communications if you are no longer able to attend: http://resources.cpha.ca/CPHA/_forms/Contact.php?about=XCD&L=E/
For more information or if you have any questions about the webinars, please contact CPHA Communications. Co-hosted by the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC).