Category: Blog Posts

Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement: The Role of Peers in the Overdose Crisis

In this guest blog post, brought to you by the Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement team, learn the important role peers have played in the overdose crisis and how COVID-19 has posed an extra challenge in the work they do.

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.

Dr Henry Whisky Sauce Creator Donates Net Proceeds to Emergency Response Fund

“Until every British Columbian is vaccinated.” Read about Chef Ann, creator of the Dr Henry Whisky Sauce, who is donating net profits to the Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.

Why We Need to Support Vaccine Effectiveness Research, Right Now

As a public health foundation, it was our responsibility in early 2020 to rapidly pivot our work to support COVID-19 response, and to ensure that evidence-based information is being shared. It is now our duty to support the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out—a critical part of our efforts to address the pandemic.

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.

Our ED Kristy Kerr Discusses the Social Determinants of Health on Recent Podcast

Our ED, Kristy Kerr, was invited on the Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast to talk about the Social Determinants of Health—to discuss the importance of understanding and addressing health inequities in our society.

The Opportunity and Limits of a Federal Conversion Therapy Ban

In this guest post by Dr Travis Salway, he reflects on lessons learned from the past year of active research and advocacy efforts on the conversion therapy ban in Canada.

2020: Looking Back at the Value and Impact of Activate Health

From staying up-to-date with your vaccination schedule, to washing your hands and using evidence-based information, we’ve all seen first-hand why these actions are so important. Join us as we look back at 2020 and look ahead to 2021 with an Activate Health lens.

Concerned British Columbians Make GivingTuesday a Tremendous Success

Concerned, generous British Columbians truly took the “Giving” in “GivingTuesday” to heart earlier this month, making it a resounding success!! 

Introducing: BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey Dashboard

We are proud and excited to be able to introduce a new, interactive dashboard of the SPEAK survey results that puts the data in the hands of all British Columbians!