Integrating and Measuring the Effect of Sex, Gender and Gender-Transformative Approaches to Substance Use

This project is developing and testing the impact of incorporating sex, gender, and gender-transformative principles into existing responses to substance use in three jurisdictions in Canada (Nunavut, Manitoba and Saskatchewan). We are particularly interested in improving responses to the use of opioids, cannabis, tobacco, and alcohol.

We are co-developing interventions that incorporate sex, gender, and gender-transformative principles into programs, messages, staff education and materials, and that measure the implementation of these approaches and their effectiveness in shifting knowledge, attitudes, and practice among service providers, managers, and program planners.

Our key activities are: systematic and scoping reviews of evidence; surveying staff attitudes and practices; and, creating training, education, program design, and prevention messaging in conjunction with practice wisdom from three pilot sites.

This study is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Team Grant: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Sex- and Gender-Based Analysis on Knowledge Translation.

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