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North Shore to get ‘one-stop shop’ for youth

A new youth centre integrating various services ranging from health care and mental health support to social and employment services has opened on the North Shore. The centre is one of five established as part of Foundry, a provincial initiative led by CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Steve Mathias.

Read more on North Shore News.

Breaking down Canada’s health-care silos: More money isn’t the answer

Dr. Jason Sutherland, CHÉOS Scientist, explains why additional funding alone is not enough to improve Canada’s health care system.
Read more in the Globe and Mail.

Trying to ‘change the culture of medicine’ by letting patients decide what gets researched

The Canadians Seeking Solutions and Innovations to Overcome Chronic Kidney Disease (Can-SOLVE CKD) network, of which CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Adeera Levin is a principal investigator, is highlighted in a feature on Canadian projects that are working to involve patients in medical research to a greater degree.

Read the story on CBC News.

Providence nephrologists attend organ trafficking summit at Vatican City

CHÉOS Scientists Drs. Adeera Levin and John Gill participated in the Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism Summit in Vatican City, where organ trafficking was declared as a crime against humanity. Over 65 participants from countries around the world signed a statement agreeing to work to implement strategies to eliminate the practice.

Read more in PHC News.

Crosstown Stories

CHÉOS Scientist Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes discussed the roles of medically prescribed heroin and hydromorphone in engaging vulnerable people on The Vancouver Sun’s program “Conversations that Matter.

The Cited podcast, Life of The Law radio show, and The Georgia Straight featured stories of the patients and doctors at Crosstown Clinic, a heroin treatment centre in the Downtown Eastside that served as the site for the SALOME clinical trial.