New tools for family doctors in opioid crisis
Alberta families affected by the opioid crisis will benefit from new life-saving prevention and treatment supports at physicians’ offices across the province ~ www.alberta.ca - March 2, 2018
March 26, 2018
Photo: Associate Minister Brandy Payne announces new health supports to combat the opioid crisis at the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network.
New Tools for Family Doctors in Opioid Crisis
Alberta families affected by the opioid crisis will benefit from new life-saving prevention and treatment supports at physicians’ offices across the province.
The $9.5-million provincial grant over three years will support increased access to services and provide training for primary care providers to offer treatment, medication and care to patients and families affected by the opioid crisis.
Doctors, nurse practitioners and primary care providers will be equipped to provide increased access to opioid dependency treatment in community clinics, as well as overdose prevention training and naloxone kits to patients at risk of overdosing or witnessing an overdose.
“Alberta doctors are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. We want to make sure they have the resources they need to treat and support any patient living with an opioid dependency. This investment in primary care services will help families affected by the opioid crisis all across the province and save lives.” ~ Brandy Payne, Associate Minister of Health
Read the full article and find more related information links on Alberta's response to Opioids at www.alberta.ca/release
- www.alberta.ca - March 2, 2018