Violence is behaviour causing harm by the use of force. The World Health Organization (WHO) divides violence into three-sub types which include self-directed violence, interpersonal violence and collective violence. Exposure to violence can have a lasting impact on a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. Violence has been linked to an increased risk of substance abuse, mental illness, as well as chronic and infectious diseases.
PHO Grand Rounds: “Communities are attempting to tackle this crisis”: a scoping review of community overdose responses
Using integrated knowledge translation, we involved experts and knowledge users in conducting, interpreting, reporting and discussing the application of these findings.
This presentation summarizes our preliminary results and considers how this knowledge could be used to inform practice across Canada.