Compassion, Inclusion, Engagement (CIE) is a provincial partnership between the First Nations Health Authority and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) to address stigma and discrimination experienced by people who use substances, particularly those who are Indigenous.
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.
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.
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.
Meet our newest public health superhero, Sheila Henry, who ran a 50K ultra-marathon distance from Langley to the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver to raise awareness and support the fight against the stigma of mental health, substance use, and the overdose crisis.