British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BC-CDC)

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A project led by Prof Stuart Kinner received funding through Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) Population Health Theme Funding 2019 to support a collaboration with researchers from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BC-CDC). This project supports targeted analysis of globally unique, multi-sectoral linked data in BC to identify modifiable risk factors for fatal and nonfatal overdose in young people.

The research team includes Prof Stuart Kinner, Dr Jesse Young and Claire Keen from the Justice Health Unit and Dr Amanda Slaunwhite and Ms ChloƩ Xavier from the BC-CDC.

The findings will lead to a high-impact paper, have the potential to inform prevention efforts in Australia, and will lay the groundwork for subsequent research to undertake a similar multisectoral data linkage study in Australia.