Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Substance Use News, March 2022

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how to… Read more »

Update: Response received April 7, 2022. Scroll down to read. March 1, 2022 The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P. Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Associate Minister of Health Sent via email: [email protected]   Dear Minister Bennett: Today, the member organizations of PAN* write to urge you to grant the province of BC’s application for… Read more »

  Options for Sexual Health is a valuable ally of PAN, a frequent participant in our meetings and webinars, and part of the Collective Impact Network.  It is going through a process to review their 45 clinics and identify which communities may lose sexual health services, due to lack of funding increases since 2011.  They… Read more »

Position Summary Are you interested in research to improve testing for sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) in your community? Join our team at the Digital Sexual Health Initiative (DiSHI; dishiresearch.ca) on the Community STI Testing Survey this summer. GetCheckedOnline is an internet-based STBBI testing service operated by the BC Centre for Disease Control… Read more »

Substance Use News, February 2022

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

Via Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) and part of the CGSHE Speaker Series Date: March 17, 2022 Time: 12- 1 PM Pacific time   About the Talk In this talk, Dr. Alexander McClelland examines the rise of molecular HIV surveillance in British Columbia, which takes the biomaterial of people living with HIV… Read more »

Please join us  February 15 to review the successes and learnings of 2021, and hear about our plans for 2022. This is a great chance to get connected, ask questions, and let us know how we can best support you in your hepatitis advocacy work. Date: February 15, 2022. Time: 9:30 AM Pacific time Register… Read more »

Via Women’s Memorial March site 31st Annual Women’s Memorial March Date: Monday February 14, 2022 Time: 10:30 AM Family and community remembrance. March begins at noon at Main and Hastings, in what’s colonially known as Vancouver on the unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səlil̓wətaʔɬ territories.  Poster and flyer download |  More information: http://womensmemorialmarch.wordpress.com/

Substance Use News January 2022

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

via CAAN The next Wise Practices and Skills Building Gathering is May 18-20, 2022. Abstract deadline is February 14, 2022.  The Wise Practices Gathering is hosted by CAAN and the AHA Centre in support of Community-Based HIV Research (CBR) by and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. The very first Gathering was… Read more »

New BCCSU guidance: Risk Mitigation and OUD Practice Update

Via BC Centre on Substance Use After over a year of Risk Mitigation prescribing experience, the emergence of preliminary evaluation data and experience from clinicians and people who use drugs has led to the development of an update to Interim Clinical Guidance: Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Health Emergencies, which features expanded and… Read more »