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Crystal Meth: Developing respectful approaches and solutions for Indigenous health

Topics: Chemical Agents, Indigenous Environmental Health Location: General, Canada

There is limited data available on methamphetamine use, particularly among the Indigenous population in Canada. Much of the information and research on this substance is dated, as it was developed primarily in the early 2000's during the first surge of the methamphetamine crisis. This webinar is intended to provide public health professionals and organizations with basic information about the drug and factors leading to use, the clinical effects it can have, particularly regarding infectious diseases, and ideas for strengthening partnerships with Indigenous organizations to develop respectful and culturally relevant approaches and solutions.
  
Learning Objectives
 
  • To increase knowledge and understanding about crystal methamphetamine including a history, patterns of use, and pharmacology.
  • To examine crystal meth use implications for infectious diseases.
  • To examine stigma and crystal meth use.
  • To examine harm reduction.
  • To discuss individual and community needs and ideas for strengthening partnerships with Indigenous organizations and communities to develop respectful and culturally relevant approaches and solutions.
 

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Event DateSep 18, 2019
13:00 to 14:30
PST
Posted by NCCEHSep 11, 2019
Location TypeOnline
Location: Canada