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Lentinello, Emily [EEnet] . (2017) The Acceptance Project: reducing stigma and discrimination towards mental illness and substance use problems among community health centre staff. Ontario: EEnet. Evidence in Action 4 p.

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Stigma has a negative effect on people with mental health and substance use problems worldwide and is a significant barrier to getting appropriate care.
Stigma can lead to:
• difficulty accessing resources and services, such as employment and housing;
• social isolation due to exclusion from activities; and
• low levels of health service utilization.

Stigma against people with mental health and substance use problems in healthcare settings is a public health issue. A pilot project, for which this current initiative was based, set out to develop an anti-stigma intervention for primary care staff. With the guidance of staff and service users at three CHCs in Toronto, a five-pronged intervention was developed.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training
Source:EEnet
Date:October 2017
Pages:4 p.
Publisher:EEnet
Place of Publication:Ontario
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward substance use > Attitude toward person who uses substances (user)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Provider / worker / staff attitude toward treatment
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Prejudice (stigma / discrimination)
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
VA Geographic area > Canada

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