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Working with opposition to harm reduction
March 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
A public health response to the opioid crisis hinges on addressing widely held misconceptions about substance use disorders, 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.