Category: What’s New

Newsletter #35: April 2022

Monitoring the Effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in British Columbia, plus, it’s National Immunization Awareness Week, we’ve added two new staff to our growing team, and more, in this month’s newsletter—check it all out!

Monitoring the Effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in British Columbia

We’re pleased to be funding and supporting groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness research coming out of the BC Centre for Disease Control. Read more about this novel research, what early work and recent findings have shown, how critical ongoing VE monitoring is, and why it’s imperative that we continue to fund and support research like this in order to ensure everyone is protected as we look ahead and learn to live safely with COVID-19.

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.

We Keep Growing: BCCDC Foundation Welcomes Two New Team Members!

We’re pleased to welcome two new staff to our growing team! Learn about Tracy and Maddie, and why they wanted to come work at the BCCDC Foundation, and the positive impact they hope to make in their roles.

Newsletter #34: March 2022

An interview with Peer Health Mentors working to improve connection to hepatitis C virus treatment after release from provincial prisons in BC, meet our new Board Treasurer, the health and wellbeing of Ukrainians, and more, in our March newsletter!

Interview: Peer Health Mentors Work to Improve Connection to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment After Release from Provincial Prisons in BC

In a follow-up to her last guest blog post introducing Test, Link, Call Project (TLC), Dr Sofia Bartlett returns to share an interview she recently had with Peer Health Mentors Pam, Cheri, and Tammy at Unlocking the Gates Society (UTG).

Witnessing a War Unfold: Being Informed is a Show of Solidarity

We are devastated by Russia’s attack on Ukraine, and severe impacts this crisis has, and will continue to have, on the health and wellbeing of those living in Ukraine. While we’re not claiming to be experts on the situation, we can, in our small way, show our support. Read on for ways you can Activate Health and show your support this month.

BCCDC Foundation Welcomes Our New Board Treasurer

We’re excited to introduce you to our new Treasurer on our Board of Directors, Andrew Montgomerie. We also thank Carmond Ng, for serving as Treasurer on our Board of Directors since 2016.

Newsletter #33: February 2022

Test, Link, Call (TLC) Project: Improving Connection to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment After Release from Provincial Prisons in BC, Reflections: COVID-19, Looking Back and Ahead, Together, and we’d love your help with a thing! Check out our February issue for these stories, and more!

Reflections: COVID-19, Looking Back and Ahead, Together

In a follow-up to her COVID-19 reflections piece in 2020, our Executive Director, Kristy Kerr, returns to share her reflections on living and working in the pandemic two years later.