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The Coalition for Healthy School Food

The Public Health Association of BC​ are proud new members of the Coalition for Healthy School Food​, supporting public investment in a universal, cost-shared school food program for all students across BC and Canada! To learn more about the #NourishKidsNow campaign, sign up for updates, or become a member organization yourself, go to www.healthyschoolfood.ca  

Webinar: “UBC’s Learning for Life: Teaching Kids to Navigate Online Health Information and Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours”

The Public Health Association of BC, the BC Health Literacy Network and the Centre for Collaboration, Motivation, and Innovation presented a 1-hour webinar plus Q & A. The webinar, titled “UBC’s Learning for Life: Teaching Kids to Navigate Online Health Information  and Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours” took place on April 24th, and we are pleased…

Surrey school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF Canada

During a presentation at Senator Reid Elementary in Surrey on Tuesday, April 23, students announced during an assembly that they had answered 56,970 question and donated 3,255 vaccinations to UNICEF Canada. Students in five classes at Senator Reid Elementary have been using Kids Boost Immunity (KBI), which uses quizzes to earn vaccine donations, since the beginning of the…

National Immunization Awareness Week April 20-27

BC’s ongoing measles outbreak reminds us that high immunization rates are essential to ensure that vaccine-preventable diseases don’t come back. National Immunization Awareness Week takes place from April 20-27 to celebrate the important role vaccines play in preserving and protecting public health. Being fully up-to-date with all of your immunizations is the best way to…

April 15-21 is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

Watch the NFB documentary film “A Better Man” https://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2018/11/23/a-better-man-film/and check out the associated high school guide to conversations about healthy relationships http://www3.nfb.ca/sg2/NFB_ABetterMan_Guide_En.pdf

BC Community Health website updated with the latest data

The website allows users to explore the health profile of their community and other communities across B.C. using three tools: Community Health Profiles, a searchable health database, and a visual health atlas. The tools provide an overview of multiple health and well-being indicators for a geographic area to support health and wellness planning in communities….