Inform and support the implementation of an improved national intervention continuum to address the growing public health emergency of increased rates of non-medical opioid use, opioid-related morbidity, and mortality (e.g., overdose deaths).
The Emerging Health Threat Implementation Science Program is a directed grant from CIHR to address the opioid emergency. Following a structured pan-Canadian consultation process facilitated by CRISM, promising emerging and ongoing interventions were identified at local and regional levels to address the opioid emergency. These consultations also identified major deficiencies in intervention options offered in service systems; some provincial/local policies were also recognized as limiting our capacity to quickly and efficiently respond to this crisis.
This project’s objective is to develop and execute an implementation science program in four thematic areas that have high potential for reducing the individual and population burden of opioid use.
CRISM solicited its members to assemble working groups of interested researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers to develop specific projects within thematic areas identified by the NPIs.
These 4 themes were selected because of their high potential for reducing the individual and population burden of opioid use:
$375,000.00 CAD/year over a period of 5 years, consistent with CRISM governance statement submitted to CIHR.
Twelve projects were identified. Each of the four CRISM Nodes are responsible for the coordination of the following projects:
Quebec-Atlantic Node Facilitation
Prairie Node Facilitation