This project aims to develop a valid current visual representation complimented with data for several factors affecting opioid use.
collected within this project will be used to identify areas in Ontario where
there are high patient needs for opioid use disorder treatments, based
on increased overdose deaths, increased criminal activity and increased
requests for treatment or waiting lists.
We will also look
to identify any areas that are without service or significantly underserviced
based on the location of SUB/Methadone providers and relative population of
each area. Our goal is to identify populations that are in a higher degree of
crisis so that opioid crisis prevention can be directed to these communities. Considering
the changing landscape of healthcare in Ontario and the overwhelming affect
opioids have on communities, this project aims to provide information that can
be used in planning, implementing and evaluating public health policies.
Dr. Michael DeRoode, MD CCFP
Do you have questions or want more information:
Please contact our Regional Research Administrator, Jennifer Dart, by phone at (705) 789-0022 ext 2705.