Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
Evidence and Best Practice for the Employment of Harm Reduction Activities in Programs Aimed at Controlling Communicable Diseases, April 2007
Reports relating to the BC Take Home Naloxone (THN) and Facility Overdose Response Box (FORB) programs.
Since 2012 the BCCDC Harm Reduction Services program has surveyed clients of harm reduction supply distribution sites across BC. BC has an established network of more than 350 harm reduction distribution sites. Prior to 2012, knowledge about high-risk drug use was based primarily on data from two major cities, Vancouver and Victoria. The Harm Reduction Client Survey was introduced to obtain more comprehensive and province-wide information about drug use, related harms, stigma, and access to harm reduction services. Data from the survey is used to inform harm reduction planning, confirm emerging issues, and to evaluate and improve quality of harm reduction services. Findings and knowledge summaries for each year the survey was administered are described below.
Geographic distribution of psychoactive substance use among clients of harm reduction sites across BC
sSubstance Use Trends in BC: A Survey of Harm Reduction Clients Overall Results for British Columbia: 2015
Substance Use Trends in BC: A Survey of Harm Reduction Clients Overall Results for British Columbia 2013
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