British Columbia - Health

Talk by Dr Gary Bloch, a strong advocate for addressing the social determinants of health through primary care and political advocacy. Register for the event: http://bchealth.eventbrite.ca *Not in...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia
Is it in the public interest to ensure that prisoners have access to life saving medication? That was the situation faced by the Community Legal Assistance Society's client. He was denied his HIV...
Keywords: Health, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
The B.C. auditor general’s recent report, "Disability Assistance: An Audit of Program Access, Integrity and Results", indicates that B.C. adults who have developmental disabilities — such as Down...
Keywords: Disability, Health, British Columbia
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has announced “Ward 10C” at St. Paul’s Hospital will no longer be dedicated to AIDS due to a steady reduction in cases. There’s been a 90% drop in AIDS cases in B.C. since...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
All British Columbians will be offered a blood test for HIV/AIDS every five years as part of new testing guidelines that are the first of their kind in Canada. Until now, only pregnant women have...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, British Columbia
The City of Vancouver is trying to help find ways to connect the 100,000 city residents without a regular doctor to a primary care physician. The City has launched a provincially-funded citizen...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
People who work in homeless shelters in Surrey, B.C., say the demographics of those accessing their services are changing. Jonquil Hallgate with Surrey Urban Mission, which offers programs and...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, British Columbia
Over the last few months, the provincial government has been consulting on issues impacting people with disabilities. CLAS, BCCPD, Inclusion BC, BCANDS, CMHA-BC and SPARC BC have prepared a joint...
Keywords: Disability, Health, British Columbia
Residents of a rural B.C. town believe the local health authority’s search for a replacement physician amounts to a prescription for mismanagement. The community’s sole general practitioner, Dr....
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has created the Seniors Care Project where they work for policy changes to ensure that BC seniors can age and die with dignity, and to improve conditions for...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Seniors and Elders, seniors policy, British Columbia
The Revelstoke Community Social Development Committee puts together a Directory of Social Services for Revelstoke and Area (PDF). Check out their website for the most recent version.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Foodbanks and Food, Health, Housing, Seniors and Elders, social services, British Columbia
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the federal government's appeal of an exemption which has allowed Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, to operate. PHS...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Legal Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
Quest Food Exchange operates its low-cost grocery store model at three locations in the Lower Mainland: 611 E Hastings - In the Union Gospel Mission building (This location has wheelchair access)...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Health, Organizing, British Columbia
Vancouver Women's Health Collective is a collective of women who advocate for changes in women's health care. They have a practitioner/therapist directory, hold workshops and provide other...
Keywords: Health, Women, British Columbia
This union protects the rights of unionized employess of BC's Health sector.
Keywords: Health, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
BC Centre for Women's Health (BCCWH) has many online resources on aboriginal health, health care reform, women and addictions, women with disabilities, lesbian health and many more.
Keywords: Health, Women, British Columbia
BC Government - Seniors is the BC Government's website on Seniors. It provides information about government programs and services for older adults. Included on the website are sections on health care...
Keywords: elders, Health, health, seniors, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
The Remaining Light is a documentary film by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives that journeys through an often invisible part of Canada's health care system -- the community-based services...
Keywords: Health, senior care, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
The goal of Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODARR) is to improve health and social welfare research and advocacy by providing academic and community-based health...
Keywords: Health, health research, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Indigenous, Mental Health, social justice, social welfare research, Women, British Columbia
In 2000, Northern FIRE: The Centre for Women's Health Research at UNBC was established to undertake community development and research activities aimed at exploring and addressing the determinants of...
Keywords: Health, Women, women's health, British Columbia