Health Protection

We provide scientific and technical support to prevent and control infectious diseases and respond to other public health emergencies.

We use the latest evidence to advance knowledge and guide practice. We leverage surveillance data to monitor and respond to diseases in our population and to monitor vaccine safety and coverage.

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PHO Grand Rounds: COVID-19 and Substance Use – Highlighting New Data and the Perspectives of People with Lived Experience

In this session, Regan Murray provides an overview of opioid-related deaths in Ontario during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Claire Rykelyk-Huizen and Michael Nurse  share findings from a consultation on the impacts of COVID-19 based on interviews with people who use substances, family and friends, harm reduction workers and people providing peer support services. 

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Updated 6 Aug 2020