Tag: Public Health

We get by with a little help from our friends

We here at the BCCDC Foundation have often mentioned in blog posts and other platforms that we are indebted to our Board of Directors. The same is true for our advisors. While they don’t have the voting rights and responsibilities of the regular board members, they have been, and continue to be, a valuable part …

Health Equity 101: Decoding Public Health

Last month we talked about health promotion and in the next of our series ‘decoding public health’, let’s talk a bit about health equity. What is it and why is it so important? Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to meet their highest health potential. And there should be no …

Public Health Superhero Event Wrap-up

What the heck is a Public Health Superhero?! Well, we answered this and other questions at our live podcast event at Science World on August 7th where we worked to demystify public health, and had a little fun along the way. Moderated by BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry – basically BC’s Public Health …

Countdown to Public Health Superheroes Event!

If you haven’t heard about it yet, we are one week away from our free live podcast event “Public Health Superheroes”! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-health-superheroes-registration-64733533742 Join Drs Bonnie Henry, Monika Naus, Troy Grennan, Agatha Jassem, and Sara Young as we decode public health. Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019. Time: 7:30-9:00 pm. Location: Science Theatre, Telus World …

To Everything There is a Season

We’ve said many times that the BCCDC Foundation is indebted to its Board of Directors, so it is with much thanks and gratitude that we say goodbye to two valued members of our Board and wish them well. Both Dr. Judith Hall and Donald J. Avison joined the Board in 2014. Judy came with a …

Health Promotion 101: Decoding Public Health

You have probably heard of health promotion. You may know a little bit about it. You might think of it as a way to change behaviours through social marketing, for example. But did you know the “discipline” of health promotion is actually about so much more? The definition of health promotion is “the process of …

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 …

We’re so close to our goal!

We’ve been blown away by the generosity and support of our runners and donors. After just a month, our friends helped us reach our first goal of $2,000 and we had to set our sights higher. Now, we’re only $160 away from our stretch goal of $3,000. Reducing Harms: supporting solutions to the overdose crisis, …

BCCDC Foundation Supports “Systems Change: Envisioning a Canada Beyond Prohibition”

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the BCCDC Foundation was pleased to sponsor the free public event that was part of a 4 day event hosted by the Peter Wall International Research Roundtable that brought together key stakeholders with Canadian and International experts from multiple disciplines. The roundtable’s purpose was in part to develop a strategic …