Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Date: Thursday January 23 Time: 12 PM – 1 PM Location: Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure sufficient food and space and to share with us any dietary or accessibility needs. Dr. John Oliffe is a Senior Research Advisor at CGSHE,… Read more »

Provincial Syphilis Action Plan – Community Consultation

  Date: Thursday January 23, 12-1 PM As you may know, rates of infectious syphilis continue to rise in BC.  Pacific AID Network (PAN) is hosting Dr. Jason Wong from the BC Centre for Disease Control to briefly talk on the current Syphilis Action Plan, and then lead into discussion that aims to help refresh… Read more »

Get Involved in the Hepatitis C Leadership Project

We are looking for people with lived and/or living experience of hepatitis C who are interested in being on the Advisory Committee for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project. This project is a peer-led initiative where hepatitis C community leaders will model their skills and knowledge to inspire other BC community members to embark on leadership… Read more »

Consultations on medical assistance in dying (MAID)

Consultations on medical assistance in dying (MAID) eligibility criteria and request process The Government of Canada has launched an online public consultation aimed at obtaining Canadians’ views on amending the federal medical assistance in dying legislation. Canadians and interested stakeholders are invited to share their views online until Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM… Read more »

Neurological Injury Following Overdose

From the BC Overdose Emergency Response Centre:   In response to the concerns raised by our stakeholders about the unmeasured burden of neurological injury related to overdose and the impacts on individuals, families and communities, a review and preliminary descriptive assessment was conducted by the BC Provincial Overdose Cohort team. While measuring neurological injury in administrative… Read more »

Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment

Date: Wednesday February 12, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific Time Hep C treatment is now short term, highly effective, and has minimal side effects for most people. What do you need to know for yourself or the people you support about getting treatment? Join us for a webinar with Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members… Read more »

BCCDC Grand Rounds on BC’s Public Health Emergency

from the BCDC: Please join us our first grand rounds in 2020 on Tuesday, January 7 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in BCCDC Lane Level Lecture Hall where Dr Amanda Slaunwhite and Ms Louise Mellieur present Towards a comprehensive understanding of the overdose crisis and its relationship to social and health inequities. Please see… Read more »

Substance Use News December 2019

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

What a Year It Was!

Casting the traditional fiscal year aside, the calendar shows 2019 was an amazing year with you all. Thank you to everyone who walked through the months, events, and issues with us. PAN and our members continued to do critical social justice work in every corner of the province throughout 2019.  Some social change and equity… Read more »

Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, has released her latest report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019, Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System. This report explores the current state of health of Canadians and focuses on understanding the impact of stigma on our health, as well as how we… Read more »

On the eve of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) published a new report based on nine years of research evaluating the impact of Canada’s end-demand sex work laws on sex workers’ safety, health and human rights. December 2019 marks five years since… Read more »