In advance of World Hepatitis Day on July 28th, AIDS Vancouver Island, Cool Aid Clinic, and Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society present a health care and service provider training which will cover addictions medicine, Hepatitis c assessment and treatment, overdose prevention and the impact of trauma on health outcomes.
Heather Hobbs, RSW, MA, is the Manager of Harm Reduction Services for AIDS Vancouver Island’s Victoria office where she and her team provide care and support to people who use illicit drugs. She will be providing a brief overview of the current overdose emergency and an overdose prevention and response training, including how to use naloxone (Narcan).
Janis Jonasen, MA, is proud of her Gitxsan First Nation and European ancestry. Janis sees herself as a champion of diversity and develops relations through fostering compassion. She brings energy and emotion to all of presentations and provides a safe place for dialogue as she can easily relate to both cultures of her heritage. Janis is part of the team at Tsow-tun Le Lum Society and can be reached at Janis@tsowtunlelum.org for more information or resources, and will be presenting on The Impact of Residential Schools on Health Outcomes. An Elder will also be in attendance in the capacity of a Tsow-Tun Le Lum Cultural Support Worker to provide ceremony and support to anyone who needs it.
Rozalyn Milne BSN, RN(c) is a primary care nurse working in an interdisciplinary inner-city clinic. She has a special interest in low barrier access to harm reduction, substance use, mental health, chronic health and infectious disease care. She is the HCV program coordinator at Cool Aid Clinic and will be presenting on accessing HCV assessment and care in Victoria.
July 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
638 Fisgard Street
Please note: This event is FREE but an RSVP is required. Go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/health-care-and-service-provider-summer-update-tickets-35939177046 to reserve your spot.