Tag: COVID19

Sujets vedettes de 2020 dans le Blogue de CATIE

L’année 2020 laissera une marque indélébile dans notre conscience collective : la planète est confrontée à la nouvelle maladie à coronavirus (COVID-19). Cette pandémie semble avoir consumé nos vies. Pour plusieurs d’entre nous, pas un jour ne passe sans que nous pensions au virus, à la façon dont il a modifié nos activités quotidiennes et à ce que nous devons faire pour que nos communautés demeurent en santé. Depuis que le virus a frappé le Canada en mars 2020, les prestataires de services aux quatre coins du pays se sont mobilisés pour assurer la sécurité de leurs clients et leur fournir les soins...

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Transitioning from incarceration to the community: Reducing risks and improving lives of people who use substances

To help incarcerated people who use substances successfully integrate back into their communities, Direction 180 started the Peers Assisting and Lending Support (PALS) program in January 2019 through harm reduction funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.  Direction 180 is a community-based organization that offers an opioid treatment program in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Sites satellites — Réduction des méfaits offerte à partir du domicile de consommateurs de drogues

The term “satellite sites” is used to refer to informal harm reduction hubs operating out of the homes of people who use drugs. Operating in Toronto for more than 20 years, these sites offer access to sterile drug use supplies outside of more formal settings like health centres. Although many satellite sites offer much more than this – including naloxone and overdose response training, needle disposal and referrals to healthcare services. Satellite programs emerged from the recognition that people who use drugs were already doing this work within their communities, operating informally to meet harm reduction needs and respond to a range of other health needs.

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COVID-19 in prisons: What needs to be done in Ontario

Immediately after Ontario declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as being a public health emergency in mid-March 2020, all visits from family and friends and programming were suspended in prisons in the province.

With little information from the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Prisoners’ HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) was flooded with phone calls from prisoners concerned about their health and the well-being of their family and friends.

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