Category: What’s New

Newsletter #18: November 2020

New research on COVID-19 & misinformation in BC, guest post from BCCDC experts on BC’s overdose crisis, meet our new Development and Communications Manager, and more!

Addressing the Infodemic: Everyone Must Play a Role in Stopping Mis- and Disinformation

In the middle of a global pandemic, we’re also in the middle of a global infodemic. In this blog post, we outline steps to stop the spread of mis- and disinformation.

Interventions for People Who Use Drugs are more than just COVID-19 Prevention

In this guest blog post, brought to you by the harm reduction team at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn what overdose response interventions have been put in place, including the vital role peers (people with lived/living experience) play in keeping people alive.

From Epidemic to Infodemic: COVID-19 and Misinformation in BC

Check out this interview with the Principle Investigators for a BC Centre for Disease Control study that assess the equity of misinformation and communication on COVID-19 in BC—how and where British Columbians are looking for and finding public health information.

Newsletter #17: October 2020

Renewing our commitment to fighting COVID-19 together, why voting is good for your health, Sheila Henry runs 50K on World Mental Health Day to raise awareness for the overdose crisis, and more in our October newsletter. Check it out!

Nurse, mom, advocate Sheila Henry runs 50K to raise awareness for overdose crisis

Meet our newest public health superhero, Sheila Henry, who ran a 50K ultra-marathon distance from Langley to the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver to raise awareness and support the fight against the stigma of mental health, substance use, and the overdose crisis.

Why voting is good for your health and our collective health

When making decisions about your voting direction, it’s important to think about what health means to you, and what you want the health of our province to look like.

COVID-19 may not be new, but it’s time for a renewed commitment

COVID-19 isn’t new. But, it’s time for a renewal. This is our call to action to make a commitment, to renew together our drive to prevent COVID-19 and to protect our loved ones.

Newsletter #16: September 2020

In this month’s newsletter, we cover the overdose crisis & COVID-19, and stigma as a public health issue. Plus, we’re hiring!

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.