Category: PAN News

Flu Shot Finder

If you’re planning to get a flu shot this year, you will want to think ahead. For those who usually rely on a drop-in option at a clinic or pharmacy, appointments will be required. Given COVID-19 physical distancing considerations, appointments will be spaced apart to keep encounters as safe as possible. The following information is… Read more »

The Year in Review: Message from PAN Leadership

Rising to the challenges of our times J. Evin Jones, Executive Director and Board Co-Chairs, Katrina Jensen and Patrick McDougall   Dear Friends, Since the time of last year’s annual report, while PAN and our member organizations have realized many successes, it has been an incredibly challenging year. The overdose crisis is worse than ever… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: September 27 – October 3, 2020

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides weekly updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics… Read more »

COVID-19 has brought health inequities to the forefront including the tragic impact on people who use drugs. The closure of international borders has impeded the flow of illicit drugs between countries, and the result is a street supply that is more poisoned than ever. Overdose events and deaths have increased to devastating levels- more people… Read more »

Join us for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project Focus Group For PAN member and non-member organizations. The Hepatitis C Leadership Project continues to build a pilot leadership training program, identify courses of action for advocacy, and create meaningful engagement opportunities for people with lived experience of hepatitis C in BC. Are you a community-based organization,… Read more »

  Since March, we have been communicating October 22 as our virtual AGM date, but now we can release the official notice about the business meeting (below), as well as the exciting and timely keynote that precedes it.  Be assured we’ll make sure to take a break between them!  Sign up now, and please spread… Read more »

Substance Use News: September 2020

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. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened… Read more »

PHSA COVID-19 Relief Funding for CBOs: Round Two

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is offering one-time funding to community-based organizations (CBOs) in British Columbia to support their response to COVID-19. This is the second and final round of Relief Funding, the first of which was offered in June 2020. The PHSA acknowledges that CBOs face various challenges to offering programming and services… Read more »

It’s election season!  (Board elections at PAN’s AGM)

On October 22nd, Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) members take to the polls… at our annual general meeting (AGM).  Although more information will be forthcoming about those running for election this year, we thought we would take a few moments to share some information about our existing Board members, their duties and the network that they… Read more »

Hepatitis C Leadership Project lived experience focus group

Do you have lived experience of hepatitis C and live in BC? Your thoughts, feelings, and opinions will help build the future pilot leadership program.   The Hepatitis C Leadership Project continues to develop a pilot leadership training program aiming to launch in the spring of 2021! If you have lived experience of hepatitis C… Read more »