Category: What’s New

A blanket of smoke: Wildfire smoke and infant health

They say that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert, which makes me an expert at worrying about wildfire smoke. Guest post by Dr Sarah Henderson.

Newsletter #8: January 2020

Our first newsletter of the new decade! Check out our January 2020 issue here. This month covers 20 ways to #ActivateHealth, next steps for work to end conversion therapy, and an exciting event announcement. Have public health news delivered one a month, right to your inbox, by subscribing here.

Ending Conversion Therapy: Next Steps

Through the fall of 2019, we ran a crowdfunding campaign to support survivors of conversion therapy. We talked about it a lot. The campaign officially ended on December 31, and we’re so pleased to report that over $5,100 was raised to support this important health and social issue! Update as of February 2020: Thanks to …

Addressing the Threat of Drug-Resistant Infections: Screening and Q&A

The BCCDC Foundation and Science World partnership continues! This time, we’re joined by Antibiotic Wise to present a free screening of the film “Resistance” followed by a Q&A. What: Screening of Resistance and expert Q&A. When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (doors at 6:30pm) Where: TELUS World of Science Register for …

Newsletter #7: December 2019

Wow, we’ve got a lot to share this month! To read our seventh newsletter online, click here. And to subscribe, so you don’t miss future newsletters, click here!

Shedding Light on Stigma

Over the past few months, we teamed up with LifeLabs and Toward the Heart to develop a campaign that sheds light on the impact that stigma has on people who use substances, and to really drive home one message: words matter. People who use substances face stigma on a daily basis, and that stigma has …

The Threat & Reality of Conversion Therapy in Canada

Guest post by Dr Travis Salway Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University Affiliated Researcher, BC Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity When I was a teenager, I did my best to hide the fact that I was gay. I had a girlfriend and a buzzcut and avoided talking …

Open Awards Program Fall 2019: Six successful applications in recent competition

The BCCDC Foundation is pleased to announce funding for six new projects: four for “Blue Sky” research awards, one Workshop award, and one Travel award. Dr Victoria Cook and team have been awarded travel grant funding for “Quality Improvement Initiatives at BCCDC” to present the results on improving patient and client outcomes in multiple service …

The BCCDC Foundation is Hiring!

The BCCDC Foundation works in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). The BCCDC provides health promotion and prevention services, analytical and policy support to government and health authorities, and diagnostic and treatment services to reduce communicable and chronic disease, preventable injury and environmental health risks. The BCCDC Foundation is the philanthropic partner …

Reflections on PHABC’s “Simplifying Complexity”

On November 14-15, we attended the Public Health Association of BC Conference, “Simplifying Complexity”, to connect with our like-minded public health peers who are doing amazing work and listened to fascinating presentations. An always-inspiring two days, talks showcased work ranging from substance use and the overdose crisis, to food security and safety, to wicked problems …