Eileen deVilla takes on Toronto’s opioid crisis

by Joey deVilla on August 9, 2017

That’s Eileen on the left, and Toronto Board of Health Chair Joe Mihevc on the right.

Next to my sister Eileen, I’m a bit of a slacker. Case in point: her work as Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health in addressing the opioid crisis. Her approach is a sensible one: treat drug addiction and use as a health issue rather than a criminal one.

If you’s like to know more about what she’s doing to address the crisis, this interview on CBC Radio is a great start (it’s 8 minutes, 37 seconds long). She’s doing a fantastic job of what I consider to be the family tradition of taking complex subjects and explaining them well to a lay audience.

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