HIFA is delighted to announce a new project: Mental health: meeting information needs for substance use disorders
Lack of availability and use of relevant, reliable healthcare information, misconceptions and stigma are major contributing factors to suffering and death related to substance use disorders. Over the coming 12 months we shall run a series of thematic discussions on the HIFA forums, guiding our 20,000 members on an in-depth exploration of the information and learning needs of the general public, health workers and policymakers around three priority topics:
1. Smoking addiction
2. Alcohol addiction
3. Opiate addiction
The geographical coverage will be global, including both high-income and low- and middle-income countries.
We aim to start our first discussion - on smoking - later in November 2022.
Acknowledgement: We are grateful for sponsorship from NextGenU.org and the Ulrich and Ruth Frank Foundation for International Health, sponsored with support from the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addiction Medicine. NextGenU.org and the Frank Foundation provide free health science certificate courses, and a free/low-cost Master’s degree in Public Health to learners in every country through over 1,200 institutions. Institutions may adopt these courses and individual learners may access them for free.
For further details see Mental health: meeting information needs for substance use disorders [ https://www.hifa.org/projects/mental-health-meeting-information-needs-su... ]. If you would like to express interest in volunteering for the working group, please send email and brief CV to Dr Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator: email@example.com
With thanks, Neil
Joint Coordinator, HIFA Mental Health: Substance use disorders
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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health movement (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 20,000 members in 180 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages in collaboration with WHO. HIFA brings stakeholders together to accelerate progress towards universal access to reliable healthcare information. HIFA is administered by Global Healthcare Information Network, a UK based non-profit in official relations with the World Health Organization.
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