Health Quality B.C. launches LOUD in PC to improve access to Opiod Agonist Therapy
Opioid Agonist Therapy 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.
To improve access to Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) in primary care, Health Quality BC (HQBC) has launched Learning about Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care (LOUD in PC) together with health system partners. LOUD in PC is a one-year collaborative project for physicians, nurse practitioners and nurse prescribers of OAT, and their clinical teams, including pharmacists.
Participating in LOUD in PC will give you and your team access to clinical and quality improvement expertise, peer-to-peer learning and mentorship, and curated resources to strengthen your team’s efforts to provide OUD care.
Join us in improving access to OAT in primary care. By working together, we can make a significant impact on the number of people who receive the benefits of being on OAT.
The collaborative project begins in September 2023. Apply by August 11 to participate. Funding is available for a limited number of teams.
HQBC provides system-wide leadership to efforts designed to improve the quality of health care in British Columbia. Through collaborative partnerships like LOUD in the PC, we promote and inform a provincially-coordinated, person-centred approach to quality.
Chelsea Hochfilzer, Director, Health System Improvement
Health Quality BC
Chelsea and her HQBC team work together with health system partners to design and deliver provincial quality improvement initiatives in the areas of mental health and substance use as well as long-term care. She lives within the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.