King's Hour: London's Drug Crisis
Dr. Mackie will be speaking on the opoid crisis as it impacts the London community. The perspective will be a public health perspective, informed by historical, cultural, economic, and political and social justice considerations.
Co-sponsored by the Centre for Social Concern.
As the Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Canada’s largest independent local public health agency, Dr. Christopher Mackie leads a dynamic organization that is influential in public policy and a leader in transparency and accountability.
Dr. Mackie recently chaired the Mayor of London, Ontario’s advisory panel on poverty, which engaged citizens in generating recommendations on how to address poverty.
As a champion of harm reduction, Dr. Mackie has established support among citizens and policy-makers for London’s award-winning and life-saving Naloxone Program.
Over his tenure, the Middlesex-London Health Unit has implemented an innovative priority setting and budgeting process that has already shifted more than 6% of MLHU resources out of lower-impact areas into programs that make the greatest difference.