PPE for Downtown Eastside -
A COVID-19 QI Initiative
This is an educational event that promotes mask-wearing for COVID-19 prevention to the downtown eastside community in Vancouver, BC. IHI UBC will be presenting evidence-based suggestions and statistics on the benefits of mask-wearing from the most current research available.
IHI UBC will be collaborating with other organizations to donate 100-200 masks to the Union Gospel Mission, an organization that supports the downtown eastside community by providing meals, shelter, outreach and chaplaincy services to people struggling with poverty and addiction. We are hosting a design contest for the infographic that will be handed out along with the masks to residents of Union Gospel Mission. There will be a $50 prize awarded to the winner of the contest.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Congratulations to Alina Charissa for winning IHI UBC’s Infographic Design Contest for distribution in the DTES!
Expert panel: Substance use disorder
November 19th, 2020
Substance use related deaths have been on the rise throughout the pandemic. So far this year, 909 people have died of an overdose in BC. As future healthcare providers it is our responsibility to provide high quality support to all patients, particularly those managing historically ignored and stigmatized medical conditions. If you would like to find out more how you can help patients who may struggle with substance use then you may be interested in our upcoming event! CAPSI x IHI are hosting a virtually panel discussion among a group of professionals working with this patient population. Panelists will share their experiences working with and supporting patients who struggle with substance use, as well as how they work with members of other healthcare disciplines to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Through the delivery of this event we aim to normalize the conversation surrounding substance use and promote a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.