Category: Blog Posts

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!

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 Principal 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.