Changing the Narrative: The opioid overdose crisis in Alberta

What does the research tell us about evidence-based approaches to opioid treatment, prevention of opioid dependence and harm reduction approaches to addressing the overdose crisis in Alberta?

Alberta is in the midst of an unprecedented overdose crisis, which continues to escalate – claiming the lives of two Albertans each day. There is an urgent need to increase capacity and mobilize knowledge around evidence-based approaches to substance use prevention, treatment and harm reduction, and to broaden and deepen the conversation around responses to drug use.

On May 27, the Group for Research with Indigenous Peoples (GRIP) along with the Population Health and Prevention Research Interest Group (PH&P), both with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, will host a ‘lunch and learn’ to share findings from two completed projects that were funded in the 2018 CIHR competition: Operating Grant: Opioid Crisis Knowledge Synthesis.

Alongside researchers, clinicians, and community-based and Indigenous partner organizations, attendees will catalyze a broad and diverse ‘public health conversation’ that will use evidence to shift the narrative to evidence-based responses to the opioid crisis in Alberta.

DATE: Monday, May 27th, 2019
TIME: 12-4pm (lunch provided)
LOCATION: University of Calgary – Downtown Campus  (906 8 Ave SW)


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