LOUD in Primary Care
(LOUD in PC) Collaborative
A provincial quality improvement initiative focused on caring for people who use drugs in our communities through increasing access to Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT).
OAT is one of the most effective, evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) available. As the toxic drug supply crisis continues, increasing access to this treatment can help save lives and improve the health of our communities..
On April 14, 2016, BC’s Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency that set-in motion collective action to combat the number of opioid use-related harms and deaths across the province. Despite various efforts from across the system, the number of deaths related to toxic drug poisonings continues to climb at an alarming rate. Due to the ongoing impact of the toxic drug crisis, there is an identified need for sustainable and spreadable change. The LOUD in PC collaborative will provide support to primary care facilities across the province looking to increase and improve their delivery of OAT.
Journey Mapping Resources
Check out the latest resources created from the journey mapping session hosted on March 10, 2023, exploring the experiences of people with lived and living experience of substance use and health care providers in navigating the current system of Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) in primary care settings.
Attend a LOUD in PC Information Session
LOUD in PC is a one-year collaborative starting September 2023 designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurse prescribers of OAT together with their clinical teams: MOAs, pharmacists, allied health, and community services that support the delivery of care. Whether you are looking to start providing OAT for the first time or expand your current OAT practices, accelerate those efforts through access to clinical and quality improvement expertise, peer-to-peer learning and mentorship, and curated resources.
No previous experience with quality improvement or with OAT is required.
Questions? Review the FAQ section below, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend an online information session July 13 at 1200.
Information Session 2
July 13 at 1200 – 1300