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Healthy Communities Conversation

Thursday, January 19, 2017

What is harm reduction? How are we responding to the overdose crisis?
What new services and supports are being relocated to the area?
What systems are in place for the overall health and safety of the community?

Please join us for a special community forum panel discussion, and Q&A with senior representatives from:
- Vancouver Coastal Health
- City of Vancouver
- Vancouver Police Department
- Strathcona Business Improvement Association
- First Nations Health Authority
- BC Housing
as well as lived experience service users
and residents including SRA and Stamp's Place Tenants Council

The evening will open with an Aboriginal Welcome from Dalannah Bowen, and short presentations from Dr. Patty Daly, Chief Medical Health Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health; Dr. Evan Adams, Chief Medical Officer at First Nations Health Authority; and Tom Wanklin, City of Vancouver's Senior Planner for Downtown Eastside.

The planned outcome of this forum will be a collaborative strategy and the creation of a pilot VCH-Strathcona Community Reference Group, with residents, users, authorities and agencies working together and proactively to ensure a healthy community for all.