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Ontario student drug use and health survey results

In June 2014, EENet, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Health Promotion Resource Centre presented a two-part webinar series looking at the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) results.

CAMH’s OSDUHS is the longest ongoing school survey of adolescents in Canada.

Part 1:OSDUHS 2013 Results
In the first webinar, held on June 5, Tamar Meyer (CAMH Health Promotion Resource Centre) and Novella Martinello (CAMH Provincial System Support Program) shared a summary of various drug use trends. They then led a panel discussion of positive findings and areas of public health concerns with members of the OSDUHS research team, including:

  • Dr. Bob Mann (Senior Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research Department, CAMH)
  • Dr. Hayley Hamilton (Research Scientist Social and Epidemiological Research Department, CAMH)
  • Angela Boak (Research Coordinator and Analyst Social and Epidemiological Research Department, CAMH)
  • Gloria Chaim (Deputy Clinical Director of the Child, Youth and Family Program, CAMH)

To watch this webinar click here. You can also see the presenter’s slides here and a list of resources here.

Part 2: Evidence to Action
The second webinar in this series took place on Thursday, June 17, 2014. It featured provincial partners who have used OSDUHS data to inform programming, planning and policy. Presenters included:

  • Dr. Hayley Hamilton (Research Scientist Social and Epidemiological Research Department, CAMH)
  • Suzette Clark (Director, Educational Services, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation)
  • Darcie Taing (Public Health Nurse, Ottawa Public Health)
  • Robin Ray (Public Health Nurse, Ottawa Public Health)
  • Michael Stephens (Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)

To watch this webinar click here. You can also see the presenter’s slides here.

For more information about this webinar series contact monica.nunes [at] camh [dot] ca.

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Categories: Children / Youth , Mental Health