Category: What’s New

Healthy eating promotes health across the lifespan

Making healthy choices like healthy eating is bigger than your individual health–it can inspire others and lead to a healthier population too–and we want to help activate health in your community. We know you are very busy and eating healthy can be pricey sometimes, so we’ve made the first step to healthy eating for you. …

Here We Grow!

The BCCDC Foundation is very pleased to announce an addition to our team! We’ve hired Ms Katie Koncan to join us in the capacity of Senior Development Officer. Katie is an enthusiastic, focused, and dedicated team player who brings an interesting cross-section of relevant experience from non-profits in BC and Australia. From annual giving programs …

Call for Applications for Spring 2019 OAP Competition is Now Open!

Are you a faculty member at the BCCDC/BCPHL with a new research question that you’d like to pilot to see if it can be developed further or are you looking to help fund a workshop or for travel funding? If so, you’re in luck; the BCCDC Foundation Open Awards Program (OAP) competition for Spring 2019 …

BCCDC Foundation as a Connector: Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC

The excerpt below is from the Foundation’s 2017-18 Annual Report, which can be found in it’s entirety on the Foundation’s website . Led by Drs Jay Johnston and Jennifer Gardy, Molecular Epidemiology of TB in BC was a five-year project funded by the Foundation that recently wrapped up, and with our support the team was able …

Foundation as a Connector: Complex Chronic Disease Program

The excerpt below is from the Foundation’s 2017-18 Annual Report, which can be found in it’s entirety on the Foundation’s website    Generating Actions, Building Systems The Complex Chronic Disease Program (CCDP) at the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, which has been extensively supported by the Foundation over the last five years, includes a …

Important Conversations on Harm Reduction

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the BCCDC Foundation, in partnership with Science World and the BC Centre for Disease Control, hosted another public information session: this one to help the general public better understand harm reduction, including best practices and what is being done in Vancouver. Just prior to the panel discussion, a traditional welcome …

Open Awards Program: Fall 2018 Competition Successful Applications

The BCCDC Foundation is happy to announce that the Scientific Advisory Board has reviewed the most recent recent applications and has awarded grants for three new Blue Sky research awards of $10,000. Dr. Mark Gilbert and his team have been awarded funds to explore anxiety among clients of SmartSexResource.com’s sexual health chat services for the …

BCCDC Foundation Continues Partnership with Science World: A Discussion on Harm Reduction

The BCCDC Foundation for Public Health is pleased to announce another event that continues our partnership with Science World: Understanding Harm Reduction Strategies. The free event is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, December 4th from 6-9 pm, at Science World. Experts from BCCDC, Fraser Health and BC Emergency Health Services, …

Murder Mystery Fun…and Educational!

Originally posted on BCCDC’s website, with permission from the author Heather Amos of PHSA, here. The BCCDF Foundation for Public Health teamed up with Science World to host a murder mystery event for Halloween 2018! Attendees were tasked with using science to solve the crime. they had just two hours to identify the killer, poison, …

Research Week 2018 – Full Schedule released!

The 11th Annual BCCDC Research Week is nearly here and the organizing committee is pleased to release the schedule of events for October 29-November 2. This year’s theme is “Good Data | Good Public Health” and emphasizes the importance of good data in public health. The BCCDC Foundation is proud to be an integral part …