New grant to help communities fight opioid crisis in culturally relevant ways
Last updated 11/23/2018 at 3:43pm
COAST SALISH TERRITORY, B.C.-The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has been awarded $2.5 million over five years, its largest research grant to date, from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). FNHA will collaborate with academic partners on this research project to improve harm reduction for First Nations across British Columbia, employing a groundbreaking decolonizing approach that has not been used before.
"This project is innovative and the first of its kind, drawing on the strengths of First Nations perspectives to do community-based harm reduction research. Communities...
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