APPLAUD Action Series
Learning and working together in primary care to improve the quality of care for patients living with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD).
Delivered in Partnership
Approaches and Pharmacotherapies for Patients Living with Alcohol Use Disorder (APPLAUD) is a four-month interactive action series focused on sharing knowledge and tools that improve the quality of primary care for patients living with AUD in BC. APPLAUD is offered by Health Quality BC in partnership with the Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society, with support from health system partners including the BC Centre on Substance Use and funding from the Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions.
Through APPLAUD, participants will connect with colleagues and experts to help put evidence-informed and patient-centred approaches into practice to better screen, diagnose and treat people living with AUD. We are seeking participants working in primary care to join this four-month action series from April to July 2024.
Applications are open!
We’ve extended our application deadline! Apply by March 15 to participate in the APPLAUD Action Series. Funding is available for practitioner and medical office assistant time to attend.
Watch this short clip featuring Andrew Ashley, a rural family physician practicing in Princeton, BC, sharing his experience in treating and supporting patients in meeting their AUD care goals. By joining APPLAUD, participants can hear from speakers like Andrew to gain knowledge, skills and tools to apply to their own practice.
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Did you know?
About a fifth of Canadians have had AUD in their lifetime, yet it is a significantly under-treated condition in communities across Canada.*
Less than 5% of eligible patients actually receive evidence-informed AUD pharmacotherapies.*
Recently released national clinical guidelines for high-risk drinking and AUD outline under-utilized approaches to AUD care proven to be more effective than traditional methods of treatment.*