Tag: Public Health Emergency

Newsletter #10: March 2020

Please click through to read this month’s issue about what the BCCDC Foundation is doing in the face of COVID-19, and what you can do, to help during this public health emergency. This issue includes a message from the new head of BCCDC, Dr. Réka Gustafson. Subscribe here to stay up to date with our …

Calling on British Columbians: Help Rapid-Response Efforts

We’re calling on all British Columbians to donate to the Emergency Response Fund to help the public health experts working to protect our population.

Pandemics: the Terminology

When we’re talking about pandemics, there’s a lot of jargon. Here’s some of the most common terms, explained.

Pandemics & How to Flatten the Curve

Pandemics are serious, but there’s simple things you can do to help stop the spread, and flatten the curve.

Emergency Response Fund

We’ve launched an Emergency Response Fund to support efforts to address COVID-19, and future emergencies.

Important Conversations on Harm Reduction

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the BCCDC Foundation, in partnership with Science World and the BC Centre for Disease Control, hosted another public information session: this one to help the general public better understand harm reduction, including best practices and what is being done in Vancouver. Just prior to the panel discussion, a traditional welcome …

Public Education Event on Overdose Crisis a Success

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is very pleased to have helped facilitate a very successful and informative public event hosted by Science World on February 28th, 2018. BC is experiencing an overdose crisis and the public needs more information to dispel myths around drug addiction and who it affects. The BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC, and …

Public Awareness Event on Overdose Crisis

The BCCDC Foundation and the BC Centre for Disease Control and Science World are once more teaming up with Science World. This time, it’s for a free public event at Science World to increase awareness and understanding around BC’s overdose crisis, which will take place on Feb 28th, from 7-9pm. Want to better understand drug …

10th Annual BCCDC Research Week a Success!

Another excellent Research Week has come to an end. Over 50 posters, two great keynote speakers, two great workshops and 12 presentations on research and innovation at the BCCDC! The BCCDC Foundation was pleased to sponsor Research Week, as well as take an active role on the organizing committee. We believe it’s important for all …

Research Week 2017 – Mark Your Calendars!

Research Week is coming! Make sure you put it into your calendars: October 24-27, 2017. This year’s theme is Public Health Emergencies: The New Normal. From influenza to syphilis and from overdoses to wildfires, BCCDC is always working to respond. Join your colleagues as they present intriguing research and innovative program results, listen to two …