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August 31 was International Overdose Awareness Day. In 2020, 6,214 apparent opioid toxicity deaths occurred in Canada, approximately 17 deaths per day. The pandemic has only worsened this ongoing public health crisis of overdoses and deaths which resulted in 5,215 opioid-related poisoning hospitalizations in Canada last year alone. At UHN, a Harm Reduction Steering Committee, including the UHN Centre for Mental Health, Social Medicine and Bioethics leadership, has been formed in an effort to raise awareness of harm reduction strategies across UHN, and facilitate the implementation of a long-term Harm Reduction Strategy across the organization. In July 2021, the Ministry of Health
announced additional funding to support elements of the Toronto-based opioid response proposal put forward by the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TASHN), which includes UHN. Now more than ever, UHN recognizes the critical need to support staff, patients, families, and the community by promoting a culture of destigmatized and evidence-based care, and providing additional access to hospital-based services such as the
Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) clinic and
addiction consultation services. More information will become available on these initiatives as this work is developed.
September is World Arthritis Month. One in five Canadians has arthritis, a collection of conditions that cause inflammation of the joints. Arthritis represents the leading cause of long-term disability in Canada. Thanks to our colleagues at
UHN's Schroeder Arthritis Institute for tackling this major challenge. As Canada's largest multidisciplinary Arthritis hub, the Institute continues to push innovation in research, care and education in four areas: Hand, Orthopedics, Osteoporosis and Rheumatology. With over 50 scientists, 100 trainees and 200 staff, the team has developed new surgical interventions for bone and joint diseases, innovative treatments for autoimmune and rheumatic diseases, and novel tools to predict the outcomes of surgical and medical treatments in arthritis.
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