Continuing Professional Development Online Course from CPHA

The Canadian Public Health Association ( CPHA) has launched a free, accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) online course: Provide safer, more inclusive care for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections.  It was developed for family physicians and other clinical care providers (including students/trainees) and is available now at The course was developed in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Office of Continuing Professional Development and learners can earn up to 4.0 Mainpro+ and MOC credits.

This course focuses on recognizing and reducing the impacts of stigma and discrimination related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). Through research, videos, quizzes, self-reflection exercises and case scenarios, learners will explore the key roles that language, communication styles and workplace policies and procedures can play in creating safer, more inclusive environments for sexual health and substance use related care.

For more information on our work to reduce STBBI stigma, including other free resources for health and social service professionals, please visit CPHA’s website. Together, we can encourage safer, more inclusive services for sexual health, harm reduction and STBBIs. We appreciate any help you can provide.

For more information and to view toolkit and resources go here:

Message from the Governor General on the Occasion of International Youth Day

Today is #InternationalYouthDay and this year’s theme is Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.
Growing up, #GGSimon and her family lived off the land and hunted, fished and gathered food. Her message highlights the important role youth have in confronting climate change, which impacts everything from the air we breathe to the food we eat. Youth who are taking action for a better tomorrow and whose vision and perseverance are contributing to a healthy future can inspire all Canadians to join them in their efforts.

Read the full message here:…/message-governor-general-occasion…

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Adrian Dix to Host COVID-19 Townhall for Interior Health

Interior Health is inviting the public to join a live town hall to discuss B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts with the province’s top health officials. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will be on the call, alongside representatives from Interior Health, answering questions about COVID-19.

The telephone town hall is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. You can join by calling 1-877-229-8493 and entering identification code 117216.

The meeting will also be live-streamed online with closed captioning.