Health, police, social services partner to address overdose, death from opioids

May 25, 2017

Left to right - Dr. Rebecca van Iersel, Janice Greco, Susan Lalonde-Rankin, Dr. Lisa Simon

Dr. Rebecca Van Iersel, Clinical Vice-President for the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN), is shown along with Janice Greco representing both the health unit and the Simcoe Muskoka Alcohol and Other Drug Strategy (SMAODS), Susan Lalonde Rankin, Mental Health and Addictions Coordinator at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, and Dr. Lisa Simon, Associate Medical Officer of Health of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU), during the opioid strategy working group meeting May 25, held in Barrie. About 80 representatives from the health, social service and police sectors were in attendance to begin work on developing a local strategy for addressing opioid addiction.

To read more please click Opioid Strategy Meeting.