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LOUD in the ED Action Period 3

Date: November 25, 2020
Filed under: Substance Use, LOUD in the ED,

The third Action Period for LOUD in the ED focuses on patient- and provider-centred care! This page includes presentations, slides and activities specific to Action Period 3. Click here to return to the main resource page.

The Action Period 3 Guide outlines instructions for reviewing strategies for equity-oriented health care and then completing a personal self-reflection on equity-orientated care at your local site. You will need the following resources:

Key Dimensions of Equity-Oriented Health Care

Rate Your Organization

Rate Your Organization Conversation Guide

SWOT Worksheet

SOAR Worksheet

Download Action Period 3 Guide

Action Period 3 Recordings & Presentation Slides

Trauma-Informed Practice

Presenter: Amelia Birch, Sarah Levine & Wendy Stevens

Presentation Slides

Interpersonal Effectiveness in Clinical Care Encounters

Presenter: Reija Jean & Mona Kwong

Presentation Slides


Equipping for Equity Online Modules *Link*
This free online training is for emergency department and primary health care staff to provide equity-oriented care, particularly for marginalized populations. EQUIP’s take on Equity-Oriented Health Care incorporates the three key dimensions: trauma- and violence-informed care, culturally-safe care and harm reduction.

Opioids: A Survivor’s Guide *PDF*
A Survivors Guide handbook was written by a group of people from around British Columbia (BC) who together, have years of experience using opioids and other street drugs, with support and funding from the BCCSU.

Anti-Stigma Posters (Fraser Health) *PDF*
Three posters from Fraser Health that aim to reduce stigma through promoting routine questions about substance use.

Moments to Milestones: Engaging with People who use Substances *Link*
Thirty-minute video developed by Fraser Health to highlight the positive difference that respect, compassion and inclusion can make when working with people who use substances.

Respectful Language and Stigma Regarding People Who Use Substances *PDF*
Short document developed in BC that outlines stigma, how stigma influences health and recommendations for change.


Language Matters Poster *JPG*
Poster with clear examples of how to use person-first language when discussing addiction.

PEER Engagement Principles and Best Practices *PDF*
A guide for BC Health Authorities and other providers to meaningfully engage peers in health service planning and policy making.

The Context Experts *PDF*
This short guide from the Tamarack Institute discusses the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of meaningfully involving community members who are the true context experts.

Engaging Individuals with Lived Experience *PDF*
This resource from Alberta offers a framework for respectfully and meaningfully engaging patients, families and others with lived and living experience.

“Nothing About Us Without Us” Greater, Meaningful Involvement of People Who Use Illegal Drugs: A Public Health, Ethical and Human Rights Imperative *PDF*
This case study dives into the meaningful involvement of people who use drugs through an examination two organizations: the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and the Thai Drugs Users’ Network.

Crackdown Podcast *Link*
This podcast is led by an editorial board made up of some of Vancouver’s most experienced drug user activists. CRACKDOWN is produced by Cited Media Productions on the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-waututh) Nations.