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What Do Nurses Expect Government to Do?
- Recognize that greater collaboration among ministries and sectors is needed to provide comprehensive and integrated mental health and addiction services.
- Continue to invest in addiction care to build a comprehensive, integrated and functioning addiction care system.
- Increase community based services, social supports, and mental health promotion services.
- Invest in harm reduction strategies that have been scientifically proven to improve health and social outcomes.
- Immediately increase resources to tackle the current Opioid Crisis that has claimed the lives of 914 British Columbians in 2016.
Ask the Candidates!
- How will your government ensure that there is collaboration between ministries (i.e.: health, social services, criminal justice) and sectors to ensure mental health and addiction services across B.C. are integrated and comprehensive?
- What is your government's plan to increase community based services in order to ensure individuals suffering from mental health and addictions have access to these services?
- The majority of mental health illness and addiction begin during youth. How will your government provide leadership in the area of mental health promotion, especially among children and adolescents?
- How will you government step up to address the opioid crisis?
- What is your government's plan to expand harm reduction services for people who use drugs?