Tag: HIV

Reducing Harms: Seed and Pilot Funding for BCCDC Researchers

From 2014 to 2019, the BCCDC Foundation ran a pilot funding program called the Open Awards Program (OAP). From opioid prescribing evaluation and research activities, peer engagement projects, and more, click over to read just a handful of OAPs that reflect our critical focus on reducing harms, that we are proud to have funded.

Newsletter #23: April 2021

Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection (STTBI) Screening and Care in Prisons, BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey Round 2, vaccine hesitancy, 2021 BC Stay-at-Home Campout, and more! Check it all out in our April 2021 newsletter.

Addressing Barriers to Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection (STTBI) Screening and Care in Prisons

In this guest blog post by Dr Sofia Bartlett, public health researcher at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn about the work she’s doing in prisons to address the many difficulties in accessing testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs), both while in prison and while returning to the community.

Reflections: Conversion Therapy Survivors Dialogue – Part 2

Read through part 1 of this series for Katie’s reflections and key takeaways from attending a conversion therapy survivors dialogue event. What does conversion therapy have to do with public health? Public health is about preventing disease and injury, promoting health, ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their optimal health (health equity), …

Public Health Superheroes: a Live Podcast Event

Ever wonder what public health means? What the heck is a Public Health Superhero? Join the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health in partnership with Science World for a free public event to demystify, debunk, and decode public health. Meet BC’s very own public health superheroes from the BC Centre for Disease Control, who work tirelessly …

New Board Member Spotlight: Dr Perry Kendall

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated Board of Directors and is thrilled to announce the newest member of our team: Dr. Perry Kendall. Most BC residents recognize Perry Kendall’s name from his nearly 19 years as Provincial Health Officer.  However, his career has taken him back and forth between BC and Ontario. After …

Open Awards Program: Five Successful Applications for Fall 2017 Competition

The Foundation is pleased to announce that its Scientific Advisory Board has awarded grants for five new projects; all for “Blue Sky” research awards. Dr. Naomi Dove and her team have been awarded funds for: “A pilot study to investigate models for sexual/mental health service integration in the context of population health inequities”. Dr. Eleni …

Scientific Advisory Board Member Spotlight: Chair, Dr. Bhagirath Singh

The BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its dedicated volunteers who serve on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), as they advise the Board of Directors on the Foundation programs and provide us with external peer review of internal grant applications for the two funding competitions the Foundation holds annually. This week, we’d like to shine the …