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Measuring Stigma Related to Opioid Use

Learn about the Opening Minds Provider Attitudes Toward Opioid Use Scale (OM-PATOS), geared to those in the helping professions that may respond to or care for people living with opioid use or at risk of overdose or poisoning: paramedics, fire or police services workers, health-care and social-care providers, pharmacists, counsellors, etc. Discover how to use the scale to evaluate and assess the impact of stigma reduction initiatives and hear about the MHCC’s work to assess opioid stigma reduction programs.


Guest speakers:

Dr. Stephanie Knaak
Senior Research Consultant, Mental Health Commission of Canada
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary

Jes Besharah
Community Harm Reduction Support Navigator, Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit
Peer Support Worker, Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres  

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