Category: What’s New

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.

Newsletter #19: December 2020

BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey Dashboard, GivingTuesday update, and looking back at 2020 with an Activate Health lens. Check it all out in our December newsletter!

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!

Newsletter #18: November 2020

New research on COVID-19 & misinformation in BC, guest post from BCCDC experts on BC’s overdose crisis, meet our new Development and Communications Manager, and more!

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.