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December 18, 2014 Infographic looks at Ontario students’ use of opioids

A new infographic is now available that looks at the use of prescription opioid pain relievers among Ontario students according to the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use & Health Survey (OSDUHS).

December 18, 2014 Value-based partnerships – when to keep it or kick it

On November 14, 2014, EENet hosted a webinar that looked at the key questions you should ask to help you decide whether to keep or end an organizational partnership. This webinar, part of EENet’s “Value-based Partnerships” series, looked at:

  • How to start and complete an expedited audit of existing partnerships;
  • How to assess the value of prospective partnerships.
December 18, 2014 Mental health, addictions, and trauma among Aboriginal Women in the North

In Ontario, there is a lack of reliable, evidence-based, recent statistics on violence against Aboriginal women. In Canada, statistics show that Aboriginal women experience significantly higher rates of violence compared to non-Aboriginal women.

December 4, 2014 What do health care practitioners know about alcohol-related harms?

EENet Research SnapshotExcessive alcohol use is a key public health threat that causes many health, social, and financial burdens both to the individual and society. Yet alcohol use and sales are on the increase.

December 4, 2014 How are racialized populations in Ontario with mental health or addictions issues using the emergency department?

Image of Wrap Around program logoAdolescents who are removed from their homes and communities often have poor mental and physical health, and do poorly at school. To prevent these problems, Oolagen, a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency, works with other child and youth mental health centres and child welfare agencies to put the Keeping Families Together program in place.


December 4, 2014 Help improve the mental health and addictions system

EENet needs your help to improve access to evidence about mental health and addictions!

November 20, 2014 How do we improve mental health services for young people?

EENet Research SnapshotAdolescents have the highest risk for developing mental illness than any other age group, but are also the least likely to seek out help for mental health problems. But few studies have tried to understand the reasons for this lack of engagement and whether this type of service redesign would make a difference.

November 20, 2014 How are racialized populations in Ontario with mental health or addictions issues using the emergency department?

Emergency Department ImageIndividuals who belong to racialized groups who seek out services for mental health or addiction issues experience marginalization both for their mental health or addiction issues as well as for their race. For these individuals, use of the emergency department (ED) increases when there are big life changes, such as to their housing or employment. Although some make these ED visits by choice, others do not, for example when they are brought in by service providers or the police.

November 20, 2014 Value-based partnerships – when to keep it or kick it

Value Based Partnership WebinarPartnerships are increasingly becoming a cornerstone of organizational values, strategic priorities, and eligibility for funding and grants. Yet many organizations don’t have a partnership strategy. Leaders continue to invest resources without knowing the exact purpose or the expected returns.

November 6, 2014 Providing care for mental health and addictions in the community

The Four Villages Community Health Centre (CHC) offers primary care services in the west end of Toronto, with programs that include treatment, disease prevention, health promotion, and capacity building. It also provides psychiatric consultations as part of its shared care initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.