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I Boost Immunity earns 500,000 vaccines for kids<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/IBoost500000_2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />I Boost Immunity earns 500,000 vaccines for kidsI Boost Immunity earns a half million vaccines in support of UNICEF Canada.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/500-000-vaccinesLearn more
BCCDC Profiles: Charito Gailling<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Gailling_profile3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC Profiles: Charito GaillingBCCDC Profiles provides a snapshot of some of the talented people who work at our agency – who they are, what inspires them, and where they see the future of public health.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/charito-gaillingRead more
2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/ODAX%20graphic.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />2017 BC Overdose Action ExchangeThe meeting report from the 2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange is available online.http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/bccdc-overdose-action-screen.pdfRead the report

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UPDATE: Hepatitis A in pineapple chunksUPDATE: Hepatitis A in pineapple chunkshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/hepatitis-a-in-western-family-brand-pineapple-chunks2017-09-05T07:00:00Z
Take-Home Naloxone Program marks 5th year; stigma reduction next hurdleTake-Home Naloxone Program marks 5th year; stigma reduction next hurdleVancouver – The fifth anniversary of the Take-Home Naloxone Program, which has reversed over 10,000 opioid overdoes so far, marks a bittersweet milestone for the harm reduction team at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/take-home-naloxone-program-marks-5th-year2017-08-31T07:00:00Z
2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange: 10 areas for action in BC’s overdose crisis2017 BC Overdose Action Exchange: 10 areas for action in BC’s overdose crisisVancouver – In a report released this morning by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), 10 recommended areas for action have been identified to help prevent illegal drug overdoses and reduce the number of deaths occurring in the province. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/overdose-action-exchange-meeting-report2017-08-16T07:00:00Z
Research project pilots new illegal drug alert warning system to help prevent overdosesResearch project pilots new illegal drug alert warning system to help prevent overdosesVancouver – Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is working with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) on a new project to develop a more timely and accurate way to communicate information about clusters of drug overdoses and drug contamination alerts.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/research-project-pilots-new-illegal-drug-alert-warning-system-to-help-prevent-overdoses2017-07-11T07:00:00Z
BCCDC drug overdose meeting: Turning ideas into action to help save livesBCCDC drug overdose meeting: Turning ideas into action to help save livesWith a supply of street drugs so toxic more than four people die from overdoses each day in BC, what more can policy makers, public health officials and other partners do to make the response more effective? http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/news-releases/2017/turning-ideas-into-action-to-help-save-lives2017-06-16T07:00:00Z

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