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Hamilton Doctors are disappointed in the lack of support for Physicians providing necessary health care to those experiencing homelessness in the Hamilton community. Harm reduction is central to the mission of public health: minimizing the risks and harms to those in our community, even if all risk cannot be eliminated.

The COVID – 19 pandemic has highlighted existing health inequalities in our community. Now, more than ever, we must strive towards providing equal access to care for all Hamiltonians.

Advocacy is central to the profession of medicine. The Hamilton Academy of Medicine applauds Dr. Jill Wiwcharuk for her tireless work advocating for our City’s most vulnerable populations. We call on the City of Hamilton to work with Dr. Wiwcharuk and her colleagues to find solutions for improving the health and safety of those affected by homelessness. Our community must come together to create a sustainable system that protects all Hamiltonians, especially in times of crisis.

Congratulations to Dr. Carys Massarella for receiving the YMCA Women of Distinction Award – Health Category  

Dr. Carys Massarella is an emergency physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and is the lead physician for the Transgender Care Program at Quest Community Health Centre in St. Catharines.  Dr. Massarella sees and treats transgender identified clients and is a leading expert in transgender care.  She is an assistant clinical professor at the DeGroote School of Medicine and also lectures widely on transgender health care.  Recent appearances include TEDx: The Depathologization of Trans Identity, TEDx Hamilton: The false Narrative of Deception, and the CBC Doc Zone documentary Transforming Gender.  She was the first transgendered person to be a president of a hospital medical staff anywhere in the world and was named one of the World’s 50 Transgender Icons by Huffington Post.

 

Hamilton Opioid Surveillance and Monitoring

Hamilton Public Health Services is collaborating with Hamilton Paramedic Services, Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and community partners to provide timely opioid-related information to the public.  Between January 10, 2017 and April 23, 2017, Hamilton Paramedic Services responded to 94 calls related to opioid overdoses. Most opioid overdose cases (80%) were male, and the average age of cases was 36 years. Opioid misuse is the third leading cause of accidental death in Ontario.  A poster can be printed by clicking here.  For more information on the Hamilton opioid monitoring site: visit www.hamilton.ca/opioidmonitoring

Listed are some informative websites.  The materials and other information provided by these sites are for educational, communication and information purposes only and are not intended to replace or constitute the giving of medical advice or treatments by your physician.

About Kids Health – The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Canadian Cancer Association

Canadian Diabetes Association

Eat Right Ontario

FightFlu.ca

Hamilton Opioid Surveillance and Monitoring

Heart and Stoke Foundation

Mental Health – Canadian Mental Health Association

Travel Information – Travel Health Notices

Women’s Health – Women’s College Hospital

For more links and materials please visit our Internet Resources Page.