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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.