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This new research program will help people in Vancouver’s DTES get jobs (Dr. Skye Barbic)

A new research program is looking at innovative approaches to support people with mental health and addictions issues in finding and keeping suitable jobs (Photo Credit: vancouverisawesome.com)
A new research program is looking at innovative approaches to support people with mental health and addictions issues in finding and keeping suitable jobs (Photo Credit: vancouverisawesome.com)

A new research program aims to help find innovative ways to support people with mental health and addictions issues on the Downtown Eastside find and keep jobs.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have teamed up to conduct research to better understand the unique issues of the DTES and influence how care services are provided to at-risk people.

Dr. Skye Barbic, lead scientist, UBC, said the vision is to have social and health services in a one-stop model of care.

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