Tag: COVID-19

Newsletter #27: August 2021

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults in British Columbia, Our Role in Helping to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic, Another Election, Another Reason to Talk About Voting and Health, and more. Go check out our August newsletter!

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults in British Columbia

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, though, some more than others. The BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey we funded last year showed one key group that was experiencing significant unintended consequences of the pandemic: young adults.

Our Role in Helping to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

As a small public health organization during a global pandemic, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past 19 months. We invite you to come along this reflective journey with us.

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.

Dr Henry Whisky Sauce Creator Donates Net Proceeds to Emergency Response Fund

“Until every British Columbian is vaccinated.” Read about Chef Ann, creator of the Dr Henry Whisky Sauce, who is donating net profits to the Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.

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.

Interventions for People Who Use Drugs are more than just COVID-19 Prevention

In this guest blog post, brought to you by the harm reduction team at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn what overdose response interventions have been put in place, including the vital role peers (people with lived/living experience) play in keeping people alive.

COVID-19 may not be new, but it’s time for a renewed commitment

COVID-19 isn’t new. But, it’s time for a renewal. This is our call to action to make a commitment, to renew together our drive to prevent COVID-19 and to protect our loved ones.

Testing COVID-19 in Wastewater: a tool to help track COVID-19 spread and mitigate second wave in BC

With the support of Metro Vancouver and the BCCDC Foundation, the testing of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, BC Centre for Disease Control researchers have rapidly developed and validated a series of methods to test wastewater for SARS-CoV-2.

Prevention 101: Decoding Public Health

In our Prevention 101 blog post, we share examples on how and why prevention works. Plus, five ways we can use our individual actions and voices to move towards a new way of thinking.