Poverty Alleviation and Harm Reduction

This is a non-clinical elective for residents interested in health policy. Tailored with Dr. Kieran Moore at KFL&A to meet residents’ interests, this elective can combine a focus on health policy related to poverty alleviation as it affects health, as well as that related to harm reduction through the lens of illegal opioid use. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in meetings with community organizations, with City council, and with other public health actors, and to consider analysis and implementation of policy related to improving health equity throughout the City of Kingston, as well as at provincial and national levels. This elective will provide residents with exposure to health advocacy in action, giving them the opportunity to explore potential policy-related work in the future.

This is an elective rotation.