Tag: Vaccination

Vaccines Work: 5 Ways to Activate Health

Vaccines work, saving millions of lives each year, yet they can easily be taken for granted. Since vaccines are so important, and it happens to be National Immunization Awareness Week, check out our blog post for how vaccines work, as well as five vaccine-specific ways you can Activate Health this month.

Newsletter #32: January 2022

Dr Travis Salway returns a year later with another guest blog post for the Foundation on the issue of conversion therapy, why vaccination is our strongest tool in our toolkit, the two fundraising positions we’re hiring for, and more in our first newsletter of 2022!

Vaccination: Our Strongest Tool in Our COVID-19 Toolkit

One of the clearest Activate Health messages we’ve had since COVID-19 vaccines became available, and one of the clearest ways we can each, as individuals, protect the health and safety of the population, is through vaccination—our strongest tool in our toolkit—true before COVID-19, and will remain true after COVID-19.

"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 …

Open Awards Program: Four Successful Applications for Spring 2018 Competition

The Foundation is pleased to announce that its Scientific Advisory Board has awarded grants or four new projects: three for “Blue Sky” research awards, and one travel award. Dr. Sarah Henderson and her team have been awarded funds to study how exposure to forest fire impacts outcomes during pregnancy and early life. Dr. William Hsiao …

Dr Robert Brunham Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

We would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Brunham on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – what an amazing accomplishment! Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement and it is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. …