Tag: Overdose Crisis

Overdose Crisis Blog Posts

Go here to access all of our overdose crisis blog posts.

Newsletter #25: June 2021

Help Put an End to BC’s Overdose Crisis: Support Peers on the Frontlines, Indigenous Health and Rights: Time for a Healing Way Forward, and more in our June newsletter!

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.

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.

Newsletter #18: November 2020

New research on COVID-19 & misinformation in BC, guest post from BCCDC experts on BC’s overdose crisis, meet our new Development and Communications Manager, and more!

Nurse, mom, advocate Sheila Henry runs 50K to raise awareness for overdose crisis

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.

Compassion, Inclusion, Engagement (CIE)

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.

When Two Public Health Emergencies Collide

BC is facing two concurrent public health emergencies: the overdose crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic. How do we protect all British Columbians, especially vulnerable populations, in this context?

Signs of an Overdose, and What to do

To identify the signs of an opioid overdose and what to do if you encounter one.

Words Matter – Videos

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