Category: Blog Posts

Activate Health by Reducing Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared November 18th-24th World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. In this guest blog post from antimicrobial expert, Nick Smith, at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn how you can Activate Health to ensure antibiotics continue to work now and into the future.

‘Tis the Season of Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, November 30th this year, is considered the “opening day of giving season.” We hope you choose to support our Emergency Response Fund this year. Read our blog post for more on why we hope you give.

We’re Seeking a Senior Development Officer to Join Our Growing Fundraising Team!

We’re seeking qualified candidates to apply for the role of Senior Development Officer who will work with our Director of Development to develop and implement fund development strategies. Apply today before the posting closes on December 6th!

Project Update: BCCDC’s COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance in Metro Vancouver Communities

With the help of some funding from the BCCDC Foundation, Dr Melissa Glier and Dr Natalie Prystajecky provide an update on their research progress on how wastewater data continues to be used in the pandemic response.

Activate Health to Protect Yourself and Your Community This Fall and Winter

With both COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses like influenza around us, we share the importance of staying safe for the protection of yourself and others as we move through another fall and winter season.

BCCDC Foundation Welcomes our First Director of Operations

We’ve added a new member to our team in a brand new role for the Foundation, Director of Operations!

Visualizing the Social Determinants of Health

Our understanding of the social determinants of health has expanded over the past few decades. In this guest blog post, learn about how public health experts at the BC Centre for Disease Control are finding new ways to help people understand this important public health concept.

7 Ways to Promote Gender Equality

It’s Gender Equality Week in Canada and while we’ve made some progress, we have not yet reached gender equality in Canada, or in the world. In this blog post, you’ll learn seven ways you can Activate Health and help promote gender equality.

The Healthy Human and the Social Determinants of Health

What does our Executive Director’s vision of ‘the healthy human’ look like? How does that relate to the social determinants of health? Earlier this year, our ED Kristy Kerr had this conversation on the Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast. Check it out!

Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults in British Columbia

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of us, though, some more than others. The BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey we funded last year showed one key group that was experiencing significant unintended consequences of the pandemic: young adults.