Tag: BC Ministry of Health

Beginning this September, British Columbia will become the latest province to provide the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to boys, as part of B.C.’s publicly funded immunization program, Health Minister Terry Lake announced on January 6, 2017. “We need to do everything we can to help girls and boys grow up to be healthy adults,” said… Read more »

The 2014/15 From Hope to Health progress report

The BC Ministry of Health is pleased to share with you the second progress report of From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS Free Generation. This progress report covers the second fiscal year of provincial expansion (April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015). In addition, there is a supporting technical document that details the source data and… Read more »

VANCOUVER – The Government of B.C. is providing St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation with $2 million to help the Hope to Health Research Clinic expand. Health Minister Terry Lake made the announcement in Vancouver last night at the eighth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), the world’s largest open scientific… Read more »

British Columbia’s Ministry of Health announced that it is extending its HPV immunization program to “at risk boys and young men” in a press release dated July 7, 2015. Beginning this September, boys and young men up to age 26 who are at a higher risk of contracting human papillomavirus virus (HPV) can receive the… Read more »

Have a Say in How Your Personal Health Information is Shared and Protected! In British Columbia, there are different acts and guidelines protecting the personal health information of patients. Different laws and guidelines are often confusing both to the public and the health providers. The Ministry of Health is currently developing a new outline for… Read more »

The first progress report of From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS Free Generation is now available. This progress report covers the first fiscal year of provincial expansion (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014). In addition, there is a supporting technical document that details the source of the data and parameters used to measure… Read more »

PHAC: Provincial Healthy Eating Strategy Consultation Survey

The BC Ministry of Health is refreshing the Provincial Healthy Eating Strategy.  Stakeholders from many sectors throughout the province are being consulted to ensure the Strategy addresses the most important priorities.   The aim is to make the healthiest choice the easiest choice wherever British Columbians live, work, learn and play. We invite you to… Read more »