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CAT Knowledge Exchange, Safer Supply Project Session (Parts 1 & 2)

Date: June 20, 2022
Filed under: Substance Use,

Part 1: The objective of this 1.5 hour project session on May 19, 2022, was to spread learnings on how to implement safer supply projects. Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director of PHS in Vancouver, presented on their innovative safer supply program. We also heard from the Nelson CAT on their initiative. Video recording of this session.

Part 2: On July 14, 2022, we continued the dialogue with Dr. Christy Sutherland, covering topics such as how CATs can bring value to the spread of safer supply, how to partner with prescribers, distribution models and more! Video recording of this 1 hour session.

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Safer Supply Programs

PHS Community Services Society (PHS), Safer Supply – Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director

PHS CAT Presentation Slides

PHS Fentanyl Patch Policy (Updated May 5, 2022)
PHS Fentanyl Patch Protocol for Community Pharmacies
PHS Fentanyl Patch Patient Handout

Nelson CAT & ANKORS, Safer Supply – Erin Thomson

Presentation Notes
News Article

Other Resources

Effective Elements of Safer Supply (63 Peers)
Health Canada Safer Supply Pilot Projects, Early Findings

Ongoing Collaboration

National Safer Supply Community of Practice

Join now and access program resources & valuable webinars. This online community is continually updating, allowing shared learning from across the country. Use the online forum to ask questions and coordinate with other BC teams!

Graphic Recording - May 19, 2022

This one-page graphic recording summarizes the 1.5 hour project session on May 19, 2022. Recording by Sam Bradd from Drawing Change.

Small Group Discussion Notes - May 19, 2022

Effective Safer Supply Programs
What could safer supply access look like in your community and describe a pilot initiative to your ideal program.

Challenges & Next Steps
Identify key challenges to implementing safer supply programs and what are next steps for your CAT?

Project Session Recordings - May 19 & July 14, 2022

Part 1 May 19, 2022

Part 2 July 14, 2022

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