Opioid overdose prevention and naloxone access working group

The Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Access working group advocates for systemic monitoring of opioid-related fatalities in Ontario, and the implementation of policy, health systems, and clinical interventions with the potential to reduce these harms.

The group has a diverse membership, from policy, health system planning and performance, public health, harm reduction, clinical medicine, and other relevant stakeholder groups.

Goal

  • Advocate for systematic monitoring of opioid-related fatalities in Ontario, and the implementation and evaluation of policy, health system, and clinical interventions with potential to reduce these harms  

Activities 

  • Advocate for systematic monitoring, coordinated intervention, and evaluation of interventions to reduce opioid-related fatalities in Ontario 
  • Assess gaps in relevant monitoring and intervention to reduce opioid-related fatalities in Ontario 
  • Review new evidence from other jurisdictions on effective/promising approaches
  • Discuss strategies to advance opioid overdose prevention and interventions in Ontario
Project Contact: 

Working group lead: Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Peterborough Public Health
Contact: Alida Gorrizan agorizzan [at] peterboroughpublichealth [dot] ca ()

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