Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada: Research, Policy and Practice

Volume 38 · Number 6 · June 2018

Special Issue: The Opioid Crisis in Canada - Enhancing Knowledge to Support Action, Part I

Guest Editor: Fiona Kouyoumdjian

Table of Contents

  1. Commentary – Building the evidence base for sustained public health response to the opioid epidemic in Canada
    Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada
  2. General note about the special issue
  3. Evidence synthesis – The opioid crisis in Canada: a national perspective
    Lisa Belzak, Jessica Halverson
  4. Canadian trends in opioid-related mortality and disability from opioid use disorder from 1990 to 2014 through the lens of the Global Burden of Disease Study
    Heather M. Orpana, Justin J. Lang, Maulik Baxi, Jessica Halverson, Nicole Kozloff, Leah Cahill, Samiah Alam, Scott Patten, Howard Morrison
  5. At-a-glance – Hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to opioid poisoning in Canada
    Shannon O'Connor, Vera Grywacheski, Krista Louie
  6. At-a-glance – Impact of drug overdose-related deaths on life expectancy at birth in British Columbia
    Xibiao Ye, Jenny Sutherland, Bonnie Henry, Mark Tyndall, Perry Robert William Kendall
  7. At-a-glance – Lessons learned from launching the Manitoba Take-Home Naloxone Program
    Songul Bozat-Emre, Shelley G. Marshall, Colin Zhong, Joss Reimer
  8. Evaluating the early impacts of delisting high-strength opioids on patterns of prescribing in Ontario
    Qi Guan, Wayne Khuu, Diana Martins, Mina Tadrous, Maria Chiu, Minh T. Do, Tara Gomes
  9. At-a-glance – What can social media tell us about the opioid crisis in Canada?
    Semra Tibebu, Vicky C. Chang, Charles-Antoine Drouin, Wendy Thompson, Minh T. Do
  10. Other PHAC publications
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