Category Archives: Public Health and Policy

Call for Expressions of Interest – Vancouver Overdose Crisis Response

PAN received this notice this morning through several channels  Dear Non-Profit Leaders: The City is actively seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for initiatives aimed at mitigating the effects of the overdose crisis across the City. Through community consultation and data … Continue reading

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Substance Use News: May

Bill C-37 Streamlines Application for Safe Injection Sites As PAN’s Executive Director Jennifer Evin Jones wrote last week, Bill C-37 on Safe Injection Sites has passed into law. This will simplify the process of opening safe injection sites; which “now … Continue reading

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Bill C-37 on Safe Injection Sites Becomes Law

Bill C-37, which outlines the steps necessary to open a supervised injection site (SIS) in Canada, was passed into law yesterday. The process now requires 5 conditions be met in applying to open a SIS, rather than the 26 required … Continue reading

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Pacific Hepatitis C Network Launches Help4Hep BC

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is thrilled to introduce our brand new hep C helpline – Help4HepBC!  Launched May 15, Help4Hep BC is a peer-to-peer helpline where peer navigators work with callers – people living with hep C, family, friends, health … Continue reading

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New Resources on Drug Policy, Harm Reduction, and Public Health

The criminalization of drug use and the people who use drugs affects HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) rates and patterns in how HIV and HCV are transmitted. Healthcare access for people who use drugs can be complicated by the criminalization … Continue reading

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Wednesday May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It’s a worldwide day to celebrate diverse genders and sexualities and note the tensions between living proudly and living with the stigma that many LGBTQ people face. Its … Continue reading

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