The Opioid Crisis and How It Impacts London

January 24 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Chris Mackie MDDr. Chris Mackie

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.