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December 2018

World AIDS Day – Hosted by AIDS Vancouver Island

December 1, 2018
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2 Canada

World AIDS Day Hosted by AIDS Vancouver Island Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC     December 1, 2018 will be the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada.  This year’s theme is “Know your status”. https://knowyourstatus.unaids.org/?fbclid=IwAR3ERRqetYeKkFoNXomXnj7Zpf0IRlbSw7L2FoUsY9_TsHC_kmdUS84YS0A We know from research that early detection is the key to successful treatment but in Canada up to 25% of people living with HIV are unaware they have the virus…

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Understanding Harm Reduction Strategies

December 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science World at Telus Vancouver, British Columia V6A 3Z7 Canada

BC Centre for Disease Control & BCCDC Foundation for Public Health present: Understanding Harm Reduction Strategies   Date: December 4, 2018 Time: 6:00pm–9:00pm Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science 1455 Quebec Street Vancouver, BC   This event will focus on harm reduction strategies in the Lower Mainland. Experts will speak on best practices and other initiatives that aim to reduce harm and increase acceptance. Following the discussion there will be opportunities to chat with organisations in the community…

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February 2019

The Promise of Team-Based Primary Health Care

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Health Sciences Association of BC 180 E Columbia St New Westminster, BC V3L 3E3 Canada
$5 – $55

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Health Coalition and the Health Sciences Association are pleased to invite you to a roundtable on community health centres on February 1, 2019: The Promise of Team-Based Primary Health Care The importance of Community Health Centres in BC's primary care reforms This is a half-day, invitational workshop that focuses on community health centres (CHCs). CHCs have been an effective but under-valued model for delivering community-governed, team-based primary health care for decades in Canada and the US. One of…

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The Importance of Community Health Centres: Scaling Up Team-Based Primary Care in BC

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch 350 W Georgia St Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

The BC Health Coalition, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Health Sciences Association are pleased to present a public event on: The Importance of Community Health Centres: Scaling Up Team-Based Primary Care in BC Community Health Centres (CHCs) have been an effective model for delivering team-based, community-governed primary health care in Canada and the US for decades.  Last year BC's provincial government announced that CHCs will play a key role in BC's strategy for primary health care reform in the province. For…

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The Moose Hide Campaign Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting

February 13 @ 7:15 am - 7:30 pm
Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3M7 Canada

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing this moose hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children. Join us on February 13, 2019, for the 8th Annual Moose Hide Campaign Provincial Gathering and Day of Fasting. People from across B.C. will be fasting…

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Food Literacy: From Concept to Practice

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

How does "Food Literacy" relate to "Health Literacy" and how do you implement it in practice? This webinar will showcase the topic of food literacy and present two current food literacy initiatives in British Columbia (Farm to School BC and Farmers' Market Nutrition Coupon Program). The webinar will begin with a background and introduction by Irv Rootman, Chair of the B.C. Health Literacy Networks. This will be followed by a discussions on Food Literacy—an evolving sub-concept of health literacy —…

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