Health Voices Category: Campaign update

Healthy Corporate Citizen Award

Corporations are an ever increasing part of our lives not just through the products and services they produce and provide, market and sell but through their involvement in shaping society through their increasing dominance in the social, political and economic life of our communities. Corporations affect our health in both direct and indirect ways. In…

Advocacy is Not Always Popular

By Dr. Trevor Hancock Public health is political – always was, always will be. Ideologically, we believe in the collectivity, in using the power of the state to manage, control, tax, enforce and even punish (we do all these, for example, with respect to tobacco control, perhaps the most lauded public health success in the…

Great Ideas Have Long Lives

By Ted Bruce The election is over and, as they say, the hard work starts. The spin doctors, backroom strategists, pundits and pollsters take a break and the world of policy development and advocacy carry on. Policies that are essential to improve the health of the population require a long and sustained effort. Public health…

Your chance to be heard – all candidate’s debate April 29, 2013

An all-parties debate will air widely on TV, radio and digital platforms on Monday April 29, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The ninety minute televised debate will feature four B.C. political party leaders: BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix BC Conservative Leader John Cummins BC Green Party Leader Jane Sterk. The…

Getting involved is easy

Join our movement to let BC’s MLA candidates know that disease prevention and poverty reduction are election issues that matter. Getting started is easy: Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @PHA_BC. You’ll find us sharing highlights from our Health Leaders Blog, and election-oriented events, tools and updates from the PHABC Election Toolkit,…

Shannon’s reason: social inequities harm us all

My foster children were victims of violence.  Today, Aboriginal children represent the majority of children in foster care. Children should be able to grow in safe and nurturing homes. We have, in partnership with Charles mother and brothers, become a supportive family unit and our grandchildren are growing up in safe and loving families. My decision…