PHO Webinar: Opioid-Related Toxicity Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ontario is facing increasing rates of opioid-related toxicity during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2020, The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN), The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario/Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, and Public Health Ontario (PHO) completed a report on patterns of health care utilization among people who experienced a fatal overdose in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will summarize the findings (up to the end of December 2020) from this analysis and discuss implications for planning and practice to reduce overdose and overdose risk. The first presenter will share an overview of the report findings, followed by two presenters that will discuss intervention gaps and opportunities to better support people who use drugs. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a facilitated question and answer period to discuss findings and application to practices.
Date: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm ET
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