OHSUTP: Bringing the gaps between substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and mental health

The Ontario HIV and Substance Use Training Program provides training to substance use, mental health and allied service providers in Ontario in order to increase knowledge of HIV/AIDS and to promote skills development.

OHSUTP is a service of Fife House and is funded by the AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. A provincial Advisory Committee consisting of representatives from substance use and AIDS service organizations provides input into programming issues.

I appreciated how thorough and current the information in the training was. I was very pleasantly surprised to learn so many new things (even in the substance 101 segment). Our general perception of the status of HIV/AIDS in Canada (based on the current media coverage) is that this disease has been nearly eradicated. It was an eye opener to learn how prevalent HIV/AIDS and Hep C are in certain segments of society. Bravo to Charles and Nick for informing those of us in the field of this tragic plight; and for giving us tools and hope to help to combat it!

Karna Trentman

Operational Supervisor, Information and Referral Services, DART, OPGH
ConnexOntario Health Services Information

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