The Opioid Overdose Crisis as a Public Health Emergency: What Could We Achieve by Applying Lessons from our Pandemic Response?
Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, Ontario Health and
Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario
Opioid-related deaths have risen dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, increasing by 76% over the 12 months after implementation of public health measures.
The pandemic has contributed to this rise in opioid-related deaths and has worsened the tragic impacts of the opioid overdose crisis. The pandemic has also shown us what we can accomplish when we come together to address a significant public health crisis as a unified system.
This presentation will outline the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid-related deaths, share examples of extraordinary efforts in Ontario’s pandemic response.
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From the comfort of your own home or space via Zoom, Virtual, Canada
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