Category: Resources

The Healthy Human 101: Decoding Public Health

It’s Kristy here, ED of the BCCDC Foundation, and for this month’s Decoding Public Health piece, I’d like to turn things to you, our readers, and get you thinking about a few things…and let’s see if we can start a conversation about health. I was invited to present at the Whole Human Summit recently, which …

Words Matter – Videos

We created short videos to help change the conversation about stigma.

Harm Reduction 101: Decoding Public Health

Harm reduction is a significant and vital part of public health. In the simplest terms, harm reduction is reducing the risks to people doing an activity without requiring them to stop. It is a philosophy, based in human rights, that supports strategies to reduce harmful effects of certain behaviours, through policy and programming. As a …

Other resources

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Health Equity 101: Decoding Public Health

Last month we talked about health promotion and in the next of our series ‘decoding public health’, let’s talk a bit about health equity. What is it and why is it so important? Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to meet their highest health potential. And there should be no …

FAQs: the Overdose Crisis, Stigma, and What You Can Do

Just starting to learn about substance use, the overdose crisis, and stigma? Not sure where to start? Check out some handy FAQs

Words Matter

Eliminating stigma starts with us and the words we use.

Accidental Needle Injuries

Accidental needle injuries in public are rare.

What to do if you Find a Needle

Picking up and properly disposing of a found needle is easy, and there are simple ways to keep yourself safe.

Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

Always call 911 if you suspect an overdose. Under the GSDOA you’re afforded some protection from charges.