Opioid Use and Related Harms in CK

Members of the CK Public Health Substance Use Internal Working Group

Members of the CK Public Health Substance Use Internal Working Group: (Back L-R) Jordynne Lyndsay, Laura Zettler, Shelley Charboneau, Cathy DeBresser Knowler. (Front L-R) Lisa Tetrault, Carina Caryn, Rebecca Haskell-Thomas, Emily Guerin. (Not pictured: Jeff Moco and Sonya Russchen)

In August 2017, CK Public Health began an assessment to learn about opioid use and related harms in our community.

On February 21st 2019, the CK Public Health “Substance Use Working Group” hosted a meeting to share assessment findings with community partners. The working group brought together front-line service providers, decision-makers, peers, and community members from different organizations across Chatham-Kent. 

Resources developed for this event included:

·         a summary report that shares high level findings from the assessment  

·         an infographic with recent local data

Going forward CK Public Health will be looking at four key areas. They are:

·         Crystal Methamphetamine

·         Opioid Next Steps

·         Stigma

·         Upstream Prevention

These priorities were identified in the assessment by community partners. CK Public Health will continue to work together with community organizations and substance use experts to address these important issues.

If you have any questions please contact Emily Guerin (phone: 519-352-7270 ext. 2458 or email: emilyg@chatham-kent.ca) or Jordynne Lindsay (phone: 226-312-2023 ext. 5719 or email jordynnel@chatham-kent.ca).



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