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Approaches to Reducing Opioid- and Substance Use-Related Stigma: Programs for Health-Care Providers

Learn about three opioid- and other substance use-related stigma reduction programs for health and social care providers that have been evaluated using the Opening Minds Provider Attitudes Towards Opioid Use Scale. Speakers will discuss their approaches to reducing opioid- and other substance use-related stigma and will engage in a Q&A panel session.


  • Dr. Stephanie Knaak — Senior Research Consultant, MHCC
  • Marika Sandrelli — Knowledge Exchange Leader, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Fraser Health Authority
  • Jes Besharah — Community Harm Reduction Support Navigator, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit; Peer Support Worker, Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres
  • Melinda Billett — Professor, Practical Nursing Program, St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology

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