Tag: Public Health

COVID-19 Response: From Monitoring to Vaccination

“Detecting SARS-CoV-2 in BC’s Wastewater” and “Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Research Initiative in BC” were two major COVID-19 projects we’re proud to have funded between 2020-2022. Click over to learn more about both.

Newsletter #13: June 2020

A message from our Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry, COVID-19 research at the BC Centre for Disease Control, social justice, and public health are some of the topics we cover in our June newsletter.

Social Justice and Public Health: Taking Action

Each of us has the power to create meaningful change that our world urgently needs. Here are 8 ways you can support social justice and public health right away.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Change Efforts (SOGIECE) Dialogue Event and Research

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Change Efforts (SOGIECE), is a broad set of treatments, practices, or sustained efforts that aim to repress, discourage, or change a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, also known as “conversion therapy”.

First Novel Coronavirus Case in BC

The first case of novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV has been identified in British Columbia.

The Threat & Reality of Conversion Therapy in Canada

Guest post by Dr Travis Salway Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University Affiliated Researcher, BC Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity When I was a teenager, I did my best to hide the fact that I was gay. I had a girlfriend and a buzzcut and avoided talking …

Reflections on PHABC’s “Simplifying Complexity”

On November 14-15, we attended the Public Health Association of BC Conference, “Simplifying Complexity”, to connect with our like-minded public health peers who are doing amazing work and listened to fascinating presentations. An always-inspiring two days, talks showcased work ranging from substance use and the overdose crisis, to food security and safety, to wicked problems …

"Public Health" written in the middle of the image, in a circle, with other public health terms like "surveillance", "knowledge translation", "disease prevention", "outbreaks", "policy", "monitoring" written around it with arrows pointing from public health to those other terms.

Public Health 101: Decoding Public Health!

We keep writing about things related to public health, talking about the parts that make up the whole. But what is the whole? What the heck is public health anyway? Public health is a very broad and diverse field, consisting of many different areas. Well-known public health initiatives include vaccination programs, smoking cessation campaigns, hand …

Reflections: Conversion Therapy Survivors Dialogue – Part 2

Read through part 1 of this series for Katie’s reflections and key takeaways from attending a conversion therapy survivors dialogue event. What does conversion therapy have to do with public health? Public health is about preventing disease and injury, promoting health, ensuring that everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their optimal health (health equity), …

Newsletter #5: October 2019

We’ve just sent out our latest newsletter: it’s our fifth one already! If you didn’t receive it, you can view it online here. To make sure you never miss another one, you can subscribe here. Happy reading!