Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
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Monday, January 14, 2008
So the Ontario government has stepped in to save Ottawa's crack pipe program.
The City's mayor & City council had kiboshed the Ottawa Public Health program back in July, a program that created a necessary link for health care workers to a very hard-to reach segment of the community (facilitating entry in to drug treatment) and, oh yeah saves lives and health care dollars. Easy to see why that's gotta go .
Ontario's Ministry of Health & Long Term Care has granted funding to a community clinic to re-instate 2 outreach workers to run the program. Apparently, the mayor is disappointed.
Meanwhile, in related news, the Georgia Straight has a health feature looking at how not only Insite, but Vancouver's other harm reduction programs, including a crack pipe program are at risk thanks to the new federal government's ideology based, "addiction is a crime, not an illness" drug policy, a hard line approach that will recreate all of the US' mistakes.
The Straight article looks closely at that ideology and suggests that Harper & Clement's approach isn't at all answering WWJD.
Posted by Jen at 10:28 AM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Rabble News has an interview with Dr. Robert Kerr, recent recipient of a Canadian Health research award.
There are some really interesting insights (pun not intended) on the interference of politics on evidence based policy making.
Posted by Jen at 11:15 AM