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Assessing the needs of people with substance use problems

Jan 31, 2012

The purpose of this project is two-fold: 1) To assess the accommodation needs of people with substance use problems in Thunder Bay across the continuum of care, and 2) To develop a system plan for a collaborative model of care with housing/accommodation options at each stage of care. CCBR is partnering with Confederation College; Thunder Bay in implementing this needs assessment. A mixed methods design involving multiple qualitative and quantitative research methods will be used in this study. Activities will also include two interactive system plan development sessions (forums) with stakeholders in Thunder Bay. The final product will be a comprehensive report with a system plan for providing a continuum of care with accommodation options for individuals living with substance use problems in Thunder Bay.

The research team includes Dr. Jonathan Lomotey, Rich Janzen and Liliana Araujo of CCBR and Carol Rusak and Tim Kerbashian of Confederation College. The project will end in fall, 2012.