Weekly Check-In: Coronavirus Outbreak Health and Safety in the Shelter Context

April 7, 2020, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Corey Ranger and Sarah Kift discuss and update the latest in news, support, public health and government directives and resources for frontline workers in the shelter sector.

We will be taking questions via email until the night before at 5pm, (jim.mandelin@hsa-bc.ca) and answering them during the webinar as well as taking your live questions. This will be a place for you to get support, share resources, talk about what's going on for you and your team, and get some expert advice and help during this crisis. Various panelists in the field may be present as well. Chat functions will be enabled as well as other means of communicating together.

People who are homeless are often more vulnerable than other populations and have compromised immune systems. As the situation changes rapidly, and new protocols and restrictions are put in place, frontline workers need to know what to do to support their clients and those who are homeless.

  

Instructor: Corey Ranger 

Corey Ranger is a registered nurse with experience working in harm reduction across Alberta--he has facilitated blood-borne pathogens programming for street-entrenched individuals in Edmonton's inner-city core; worked on the harm reduction team in Calgary; started HIV programming in Brooks; and most recently been responsible for implementing naloxone programming and supervised consumption services (SCS) in Medicine Hat. Corey has been a post-secondary instructor for community and mental health nursing at Medicine Hat College, and is an advocate for evidence-informed, pragmatic public policy. Corey is currently project manager for BCcampus, responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a provincial peer training curriculum and standards of practice (SOP).'  

 


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