Tag: stigma

Help End the Overdose Crisis: 7 Ways to Reduce Stigma

The overdose crisis is killing members of our community every day. In this blog post, learn 7 ways you can eliminate stigma and help bring an end to this public health emergency.

Looking Forward: How You Can Activate Health in 2021

While much is still out of our control, this year, let’s focus on what we can control–our individual actions. This is how positive change happens—one person, one decision, one action at a time–leading to collective impact.

Activate Health to Eliminate Stigma

We can all play a role in eliminating stigma to prevent overdoses and save lives. Experts, advocates, and people with lived experience are battling for a safe supply of drugs and decriminalization; we can join them through actions we can take, every day, starting now.

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?

Shedding Light on Stigma

Over the past few months, we teamed up with LifeLabs and Toward the Heart to develop a campaign that sheds light on the impact that stigma has on people who use substances, and to really drive home one message: words matter. People who use substances face stigma on a daily basis, and that stigma has …

Board Member Accolades

When Dr. Perry Kendall joined the BCCDC Foundation team as a Board Director in 2018, we felt pretty special that he wanted to share his time, expertise and public health wisdom with us. But now we find ourselves even more pleased as we get to congratulate Perry on yet another amazing recognition for his contributions …