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It’s time to remember and time to act to prevent overdoses<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Tracy_Scott_1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />It’s time to remember and time to act to prevent overdosesInternational Overdose Awareness Day is a time to remember people who have lost their lives to drug overdose and hold space for their friends and families. It’s a time to listen to people with lived and living experience of substance use.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/it’s-time-to-remember-and-time-to-act-to-prevent-overdoses2021-08-31T07:00:00Z
Check on people who are isolated to prevent heat deathsCheck on people who are isolated to prevent heat deathsUpdated - Aug 16, 2021: Heat warnings lifted for Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/check-on-people-who-are-isolated-to-prevent-heat-deaths2021-08-13T07:00:00Z
Bridging the gap: Improving hepatitis care for patients released from correctional facilities<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/hepatitis-c/GettyImages-1287534575.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Bridging the gap: Improving hepatitis care for patients released from correctional facilitiesBCCDC and BCMHSUS focus on improving outcomes for people living with hepatitis C who are incarcerated for World Hepatitis Day, July 28. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/world-hepatitis-day-20212021-07-28T07:00:00Z
Preparing for dangerous heatPreparing for dangerous heatHot weather can be dangerous. Here are some tips for preparing your home for heat and keeping safer during hot weather.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/preparing-for-dangerous-heat2021-07-28T07:00:00Z
Young people disproportionately impacted by pandemic: New Report<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/Impacts/BCCDC%20Graph%20Infographics_02.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Young people disproportionately impacted by pandemic: New ReportThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of people, aged 18 to 29, in ways that could have long-term impacts for young adults and the B.C. community as a whole, according to a new report.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/young-people-disproportionately-impacted-by-pandemic2021-07-23T07:00:00Z
Updates to shellfish map helps public identify safer harvesting sites<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Shellfish%20map.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Updates to shellfish map helps public identify safer harvesting sitesBCCDC says to take precautions if you are harvesting shellfish in B.C. waters this summer.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/shellfish-map2021-07-22T07:00:00Z
Warm weather safety in a time of COVID-19<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Summer%20park%20bench%20-%20GettyImages-873341012_900.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Warm weather safety in a time of COVID-19Hot weather can affect everyone's health but seniors and persons with chronic poor health are at greater risk. Here are some tips for keeping cool and COVID-19 safe. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/warm-weather-safety-in-a-time-of-covid-192021-06-30T07:00:00Z
Prepare for the worst: It’s time to get ready for wildfire smoke<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Wildfire%20smoke-1.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prepare for the worst: It’s time to get ready for wildfire smokeWith hot, dry weather returning to B.C., it is time to prepare for wildfire smoke. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/get-ready-for-wildfire-smoke2021-06-29T07:00:00Z
More than one million naloxone kits shipped in B.C. as overdose crisis continues<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Naloxone%20team-5_800.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />More than one million naloxone kits shipped in B.C. as overdose crisis continuesMore than one million kits containing the lifesaving medication naloxone, used to reverse opioid overdoses, have been shipped to registered sites throughout the province since the inception of the Take Home Naloxone program in 2012. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/one-million-naloxone-kits2021-06-08T07:00:00Z
A ‘guardian angel’: How a contact tracing assistant saved a life<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Nake_headshot.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />A ‘guardian angel’: How a contact tracing assistant saved a lifeWhen Nake Bhupal called a client with a positive COVID-19 test for assessment, his gut told him something was wrong. Read how Nake's quick response to the situation helped save a client's life.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/contact-tracer-saves-life2021-06-04T07:00:00Z


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