Category: Blog Posts

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!

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.

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.

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.