Category: Blog Posts

The Overdose Crisis & COVID-19: Support Peers Through Two Emergencies

Two public health emergencies are colliding like nothing we’ve seen before. We must act now. Support peers on the front line through Compassion, Inclusion, Engagement

The BCCDC Foundation is hiring a Development and Communications Manager!

We’re hiring a Development and Communications Manager to work with the Executive Director to develop, oversee, and implement fund development and communications strategies.

Interview with Dr Jat Sandhu: BCCDC’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Research

We spoke with Dr. Jat Sandhu, Consultant in Epidemiology & Population Health Management at the BC Centre for Disease Control, to learn more about the vital importance of his research and the what it will mean for BC’s population.

Testing COVID-19 in Wastewater: a tool to help track COVID-19 spread and mitigate second wave in BC

With the support of Metro Vancouver and the BCCDC Foundation, the testing of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, BC Centre for Disease Control researchers have rapidly developed and validated a series of methods to test wastewater for SARS-CoV-2.

The BCCDC Foundation is Hiring a Finance and Administrative Consultant!

We’re hiring an experienced finance and administrative consultant to help optimize and expand our finance and administrative capabilities.

Prevention 101: Decoding Public Health

In our Prevention 101 blog post, we share examples on how and why prevention works. Plus, five ways we can use our individual actions and voices to move towards a new way of thinking.

Injuries are preventable – no, really!

In this guest post, Megan Oakey, Provincial Manager for Injury Prevention at the BC Centre for Disease Control, talks about why and how injuries happen, and how we can prevent them in the first place.

BCCDC Foundation Year in Review

We strive to improve the quality of life for British Columbians by investing in projects that improve health equity, supporting upstream solutions, and empowering people to take control of their health. This is how we’ve accomplished that over the past year.

COVID-19: Our Shared Experience, Our Shared Success

We thank every individual that’s played a role in protecting our population: from our donors, to the superhero staff at the BC Centre for Disease Control, to our provincial leaders, and to every person who has done their part to wash their hands, physically distance, and take precautions.

Sign at a protest that reads "Fight today for a better tomorrow"

Social Justice and Public Health

Social justice and public health are intrinsically linked. Right now, the world is seeing how the need for improving social justice is reaching a boiling point. If we want to improve public health, we must engage in social justice now.