Daily Media Digest August 31, 2022

Collaboration is key when it comes to supports for youth opioid use
“The study calls for improvements to treatment options, such as opioid agonist therapy (OAT), for young people who use illicit drugs.”
TAGS: opioid agonist therapy, overdose prevention, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

How This Toronto Hospital Is Improving Black Women’s Access to Breast Cancer Screening

Global Citizen
“Women’s College Hospital’s ‘Every Breast Counts’ campaign tackles racism in the health care system.
TAGS: breast cancer, Women’s College Hospital, Canadian Cancer Society

New research seeks to enhance palliative and end-of-life care

Cumming School of Medicine – University of Calgary
“The Government of Alberta is providing $1.8 million for five projects designed to enhance access and delivery of palliative and end-of-life care.”
TAGS: palliative care, grant funding, Canadian research, University of Calgary

Calgary program helps patients manage neurological disorders

Alberta Health Services
“Jacquie Townsend, an Alberta Health Services physiotherapist who … The AHS FND program serves adults admitted to outpatient neurology at the …”
TAGS: neurological disorders, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alberta Health Services

Safer supply is part of a continuum of care – BC Centre for Disease Control

BC Centre for Disease Control
“… and improve outcomes,” said Dr. Reka Gustafson, Vice President of Public Health and Wellness with the Provincial Health Services Authority.​.”
TAGS: overdose prevention, Provincial Health Services Authority, BC Centre for Disease Control

More than 6 drinks a week leads to higher health risks, new report suggests — especially for women

“Everyone should try to reduce their alcohol use,” said Catherine Paradis, senior research and policy analyst at CCSA and co-chair of Canada’s Low …”
TAGS: heart disease, cancer, liver cirrhosis, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction