Tag: Public Health

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 …

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 …

BCCDC Foundation Continues Partnership with Science World: A Discussion on Harm Reduction

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to announce another event that continues our partnership with Science World: Understanding Harm Reduction Strategies. The free event is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-9 pm, at Science World. Experts from BCCDC, Fraser Health and BC Emergency Health Services, …

Murder Mystery Fun…and Educational!

Originally posted on BCCDC’s website, with permission from the author Heather Amos of PHSA, here. The BCCDF Foundation for Public Health teamed up with Science World to host a murder mystery event for Halloween 2018! Attendees were tasked with using science to solve the crime. they had just two hours to identify the killer, poison, …

Research Week 2018 – Full Schedule released!

The 11th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 29-November 2. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health” and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. The BCCDC Foundation is proud to be an integral part …

BCCDC Foundation, BCCDC and Science World After Dark October fun events

The BCCDC Foundation is once again partnering with Science World to host two fun evenings in October. On Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26th, the theme at the over-19 “Science World After Dark” events will be a murder mystery set at a Sci-Fi fan convention! The BCCDC is providing the expertise and science behind some …