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Welland McMaster FHT reduces ED visits with Mental Health and Addictions Response Team

The Niagara Region has been experiencing an increased demand for emergen­cy health services, which places non-sustainable demand on available resources. Niagara Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) engaged in strategic program development to address low acuity mental health and addictions calls in the community. This resulted in Welland McMaster FHT’s 2018 Bright Lights-nominated program - Mental Health and Addictions Response Team (MHART).

CAMH Opioid De-Implementation Initiative

CAMH’s Opioid De-Implementation Initiative aims to promote evidence-based practices for treating pain and addiction in primary health care. They are currently offering:
  • Opioid De-Implementation in Primary Care: An interactive webinar on January 8, 2019 presented by project lead Dr. Peter Selby. Topics of discussion will include a systematic approach to identifying risk of opioid overdose and/or dependence, tapering opioids, and treating addiction, pain or both.