Category: Resources

The Health of Our Planet Affects the Health of Our Population

Climate change is not only a public health issue, it’s a public health emergency. In this blog post, we share three ways you can Activate Health, and how, by your individual actions, you can help create a positive impact for the population.

Indigenous Health and Rights: Time for a Healing Way Forward

June is National Indigenous History Month, and we must work today, and for the future, on the hard truths and vital reconciliations—we must work toward healing. From a public health perspective, in this blog post, we share ways, through a collective commitment, that we can do this together.

Help Put an End to BC’s Overdose Crisis: Support Peers on the Frontlines

Overdose deaths continue to rise in BC and First Nations people are disproportionally impacted. In this blog post, learn how you can support Compassion, Inclusion, & Engagement (CIE), a partnership program between the BC Centre for Disease Control, the First Nations Health Authority, and the BCCDC Foundation.

Activate Health: Be a LGBTQ+ Ally

We recently celebrated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, yet these so-called ‘phobias’ still exist today. In this blog post, learn how you can Activate Health by being a LGBTQ+ ally.

Vaccine Hesitancy: Foe of Healthy Communities

In this blog post, learn what drives vaccine hesitancy, how to beware of misinformation, how to strengthen vaccine confidence, and more.

Why We Must Continue to Follow Public Health Guidelines During the Vaccine Rollout

As more and more British Columbians get vaccinated every day, it’s important that we continue to follow public health orders. In this blog post, we share three big reasons why.

Uncovering SARS-CoV-2 Behind Bars: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Correctional Settings

In this guest blog post by Dr Sofia Bartlett, public health researcher at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn about the COVID-19 research she conducted at BC correctional facilities.

Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement: The Role of Peers in the Overdose Crisis

In this guest blog post, brought to you by the Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement team, learn the important role peers have played in the overdose crisis and how COVID-19 has posed an extra challenge in the work they do.

Help End the Overdose Crisis: 7 Ways to Reduce Stigma

The overdose crisis is killing members of our community every day. In this blog post, learn 7 ways you can eliminate stigma and help bring an end to this public health emergency.

Why We Need to Support Vaccine Effectiveness Research, Right Now

As a public health foundation, it was our responsibility in early 2020 to rapidly pivot our work to support COVID-19 response, and to ensure that evidence-based information is being shared. It is now our duty to support the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out—a critical part of our efforts to address the pandemic.