Using linked administrative health data to inform the overdose public health emergency response in British Columbia
You are invited! Dr. Heather Palis will be giving a presentation on Friday, December 15, 2023.
Presentation: Using linked administrative health data to inform the overdose public health emergency response in British Columbia
Date & Time:
9:00am-10:00am PT, Friday, December 15, 2023
In-person: B151, School of Population and Public Health, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
If attending on Zoom, please see below for the meeting link and details.
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Meeting ID: 626 9197 7502
About the presentation
Illicit drug poisoning (overdose) is the leading cause of death for British Columbians aged 10-59. This presentation will focus on the use of linked administrative health data to report on population-level trends of fatal and non-fatal overdose in British Columbia (BC). Current and future research on the impact and reach of harm reduction and treatment interventions implemented as part of BC’s overdose public health emergency response will be presented. The purpose of the talk is to broadly introduce Dr. Palis’s research program to the SPPH community.
About the presenter
Heather Palis is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC and with the Harm Reduction and Substance Use Services Program at the BC Centre for Disease Control, where her research has been supported by a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Research BC Trainee Award, and Marshall Fellowship from the UBC Institute of Mental Health. She holds a PhD in Population and Public Health from the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Her research uses linked administrative health data to study the implementation of harm reduction and substance use treatment interventions to inform the overdose public health emergency response in BC.