COVID-19 and Mental Health: Policy Responses and Emerging Issues Preliminary Scan

Purpose The lessons learned to date from COVID-19, and from earlier disasters and epidemics, suggest that planning and reforms are needed to stay ahead of mental health impacts that will be long term, complex, and may take time to fully emerge. This preliminary scan offers an overview of developing issues for policy makers and the … Read more

Invitation to participate in environmental scan on opioid use

Le français suit Dr. Nadia Fairbairn, MD, Clinician-Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use, and Principal Investigator of the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Use Misuse (CRISM) National iOAT Environmental Scan study, is seeking to connect with safer supply and/or injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT) and/or tablet-based iOAT programs across Canada interested in taking … Read more

Coffee with Claire — Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations

Register today! In this episode of the Coffee with Claire webinars, Claire Betker and her guest experts will discuss the significant impact COVID-19 has had within vulnerable populations. The discussion will focus on the unique nursing considerations and experiences supporting new immigrants and refugees in response to COVID-19. Our panelists will explore the challenges caused … Read more

Updated Cannabis Drug Summary

Publication date: 2020 Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Cannabis Provides an overview of key data and information about cannabis before and after legalization and regulation, as well as on new classes of legalized cannabis (e.g., edibles). The summary includes data on the associated harms from cannabis use, medical versus non-medical use, vaping, hospitalizations, treatment, … Read more

CNA calls on governments to redesign long-term care to address serious ‘vulnerabilities’

Ottawa, May 27, 2020 — In a report released today titled 2020 Vision: Improving Long-term Care for People in Canada [PDF, 600.4 KB], the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) calls for decisive action to respond to the staggering effects COVID-19 has had on our health-care system, economy and lives. “While a Canada-wide public health campaign to flatten the curve … Read more