British Columbia - Health

RuralBC is a website put together by the BC government intended to meet the needs of rural communities. There is a map that allows you find services and resources in your region.
Keywords: Education, Family, government services, Health, rural communities, services map, Unemployment, British Columbia
The BC Liberals are cutting dental support, medical diagnostic equipment, and birth control for the disabled and those on welfare. The $75 monthly Shelter Allowance for people who don’t pay rent will...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Health, Homelessness, Welfare, British Columbia
Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness Society is a volunteer led organization that works to mobilize the Comox Valley community to eliminate homelessness over the next few years. They run the CARE-A-...
Keywords: addictions, at-risk, Health, health, Homelessness, homelessness, Mental Health, mental health, British Columbia
A study from UBC and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that kids who grow up in poverty are more likely to have health problems such as heart disease, stroke...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
YouthCO is a youth-driven organization that works within the HIV and HepC movement through peer education, support, and shared leadership. The organization works in youth communities most affected...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Health, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, peer education, peer support, youth-driven, British Columbia
Vancouver's safe injection site, Insite, has been given respite from closure after a BC Supreme Court ruling found that it is protected by the Canadian Constitution. According to a press release from...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
An interesting article in the Tyee, "Dying for the Rich" looks into a widely researched correlation between a wide income gap and a shorter overall life expectancy. Although in Canada, public health...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia, All of Canada
A study done by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS has found that 40% of people who died of HIV-AIDS in BC never accessed treatment mainly due to poverty. The study found homelessness, mental...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
The BC Government has been hosting want they call a Conversation on Health (Link removed - No longer exists) with the residents of BC. In response, a coalition of community groups called the Women's...
Keywords: Health, Women, 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. Check out the...
Keywords: Health, Women, British Columbia
"The BC Liberal Government has capped the number of allowable treatments to those most in need of medical services." End Legislated Poverty (ELP) has issued a press release regarding the negative...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia
The BC government announcement that the Ministry of Human Resources will provide a monthly nutritional supplement of up to $225 to Disability Benefits recipients who face chronic progressive health...
Keywords: Disability, Health, British Columbia
Thursday, October 04, 2001 Press Release While we, of the fapg, applaud the Liberal government for making $225 per month available to persons living with severe medical conditions causing progressive...
Keywords: Disability, Health, British Columbia
About 25,000 more children in low-income families qualify for full basic dental and optical care coverage due to changes to the BC Healthy Kids program. With this change, all children whose families...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, British Columbia