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Michael Krausz on Online Therapy for Mental Illness
Experts urge huge expansion of online therapy for mental illness

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Michael Krausz talks about the need to provide online mental health care in order to build capacity and improve access to treatment and resources for people with mental illness.

Read more on Reuters

Joseph Puyat on Barriers to Health Care Access for Mentally Ill in the U.S.
Mentally ill accessing less U.S. health care

Dr. Joseph Puyat, Scientist at CHÉOS and the Mental Health Program at Providence Health Care, comments on the barriers to health care faced by people with mental illness. His commentary contextualizes findings from a U.S. nationwide study which shows that adults with psychological distress are less able to afford health care and medication.

Read more on Reuters.

Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes and Michael Krausz on the Opioid Crisis
Fact Check | B.C. NDP and Liberal opioid crisis plans short on details, say critics
Critic blames lack of drug choice for dropout rate from B.C.’s opioid substitution programs

With the opioid crisis as an important topic in May’s B.C. provincial election, CHÉOS Scientists Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes and Michael Krausz weigh in on the state of B.C.’s public health emergency. Dr. Oviedo-Joekes comments on the platforms of the B.C. NDP and Liberals and their plan of action regarding addiction and drug policy on CBC. Dr. Krausz discusses the low patient retention rates in drug substitution programs in B.C. and calls for addressing the shortfalls of current treatment options in an interview with The Province.

Adeera Levin on Kidney Health
Experts suggest for making kidney health priority

Dr. Adeera Levin, CHÉOS Scientist and president of the International Society of Nephrology, discusses findings from a global report on kidney health worldwide and notes the need for governments to direct their attention towards tackling the prevalence of kidney disease.

Read more in Nephrology News.

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