Public Health’s situational assessment of the accessibility and delivery of opioid-related services in Oxford County is currently underway. The project aims to assess the gaps in opioid-related services and the barriers and facilitators to delivering and accessing these services. Data collection began in February and is expected to continue throughout April. Social network mapping and focus group components of the study were completed in March. April’s activities will include developing a service inventory and conducting interviews with people with lived experience. Data analysis is ongoing and preliminary findings will be shared with select participants who have consented to providing feedback.
Public Health will post the final report on our website; due to a brief delay at the start of the project, the report is now expected in late May. The findings from this assessment will inform the opioid-related activities of the broader drug strategy for Oxford County.