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Overdose Response

BCCDC provides education about drug overdoses and works in overdose surveillance and research.

Our work

Overdose monitoring

We monitor overdoses in BC and report on overdose topics.

Position statements

Safer Access to Drugs

BCCDC and Health Canada are piloting an intervention program that will provide low-barrier access to a safer, predictable supply of oral hydromorphone for people at risk of overdose. 

This program will complement currently available services and help create a bridge to treatment by enabling people at high risk of overdose to come out of isolation and access other harm reduction services.

Toward the Heart

Toward the Heart is our comprehensive website for those working on the frontlines of overdose, substance use and injection sites in BC.

BC Drug Overdose & Alert Partnership (DOAP)

DOAP is a committee that was established to prevent and reduce the harms associated with substance use.

BC Overdose Action Exchange

The purpose of the Overdose Action Exchange (ODAX) meeting is to generate ideas that challenge the status quo and lead to a new set of innovative strategies. These ideas and actions are representative of feedback from people with lived experience, policy makers, community organizations, public health leaders, government, academia, emergency health services, law enforcement, researchers and medical experts.

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