Category: Blog Posts

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.

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.

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.

Test, Link, Call (TLC) Project: Improving Connection to Hepatitis C Virus Treatment After Release from Provincial Prisons in BC

With funding and support from the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health, the Test, Link, Call Project (TLC) was formed. This project aims to increase the proportion of people affected by HCV infection who connect to a community HCV treatment provider after release from BC Provincial Correctional Centres.

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.

Beyond the Ban: A Public Health Strategy to Eradicate Anti-2S/LGBTQ Practices

In this guest blog post, Dr Travis Salway returns to provide an update on his previous blog post on conversion therapy, including the recent passing of Bill C-4, and to propose what needs to be done next.