Inner City Youth Program receives boost
Providence Health Care’s Inner City Youth Program received funding to support up to 240 youths in need. The Ministry is providing funding to expand this program, with CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Steven Mathias as the program’s Medical Manager, and allow for the creation of a psychosocial rehabilitation team, as well as a storefront clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
UBC Emergency Medicine Research Day
CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Eric Grafstein, Devin Harris and Garth Hunte presented at the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine 6th Annual Emergency Medicine Research Day, which took place at BC Children’s Hospital on April 9. Presentations included: “Problems with ED diversion strategies for overcrowding” (Dr. Grafstein); “Beyond competence: Enhancing capability in everyday practice” (Dr. Hunte); and “Improving ED management of venous thromboembolism” (Dr. Harris with Dr. Daljit Ghag).
CHÉOS Scientists involved in national housing study
The final report of the national At Home/Chez Soi study, a longitudinal, multi-city research project with CHÉOS Scientists at the helm of the Vancouver site, was released to the public on April 8.
At Home was funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and took place in five cities in Canada, including Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton. It examined the effectiveness of a Housing First approach, combined with appropriate health care and supports, as a way to combat homelessness.
CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Jim Frankish and Michael Krausz were Co-Principal Investigators from UBC on the study, along with SFU Associate Professor Dr. Julian Somers. Each study site had a particular area of focus; the Vancouver site of At Home concentrated on people experiencing addiction and complex concurrent disorders.
Telehealth, eHealth and mobile advances
On May 26, The BC Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research (BCATPR) is hosting a workshop on telehealth, eHealth and mobile health advances. The event takes place from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM at St. Paul’s Hospital. Lunch is provided. For more information and to register, visit the BCATPR website.
Please see Newsletter – April 22, 2014