Urban Health

Excellent care for all British Columbians, including those with no fixed address, or who struggle with addictions.

Treatment

Providence Health Care provides a range of coordinated emergency, inpatient, outpatient, specialized diagnostic and treatment services to city-based populations complex health problems, including those with no fixed address, or who struggle with addictions and drug/alcohol related illnesses.

Research

Providence’s Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) is known for groundbreaking research that aims to improve the health of populations, including the most vulnerable. Much of CHÉOS research focuses on the health of urban populations, those with mental illness, addictions, and infectious diseases, as well as Canada’s First Nations people, ethnic minorities, and other marginalized groups. The Centre for Practitioner Renewal (CPR) is dedicated to understanding the physical, emotional and spiritual impact on caregivers as they care for patients/residents who are dying, suffering or experiencing a crisis.

Education

This section will be growing to become the go-to place to find health information for those city-based populations suffering from complex health problems, including those with no fixed address, or who struggle with addictions and drug/alcohol related illnesses. We will also have information, educational opportunities and resources for health care professionals, members of interdisciplinary teams that provide care for people with these conditions.

Events

Providence Health Care hosts a variety of events and educational opportunities related to urban health for our patients, residents, clients, families, the general public, medical professionals, scientists and the media.

Search the PHC calendar to view upcoming events (could it link to our events calendar with the urban health tag already selected?)

Search the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) calendar to view upcoming events and educational opportunities 

Search the Urban Health Research Initiative / BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS calendar to view upcoming events 

Providence and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation are pleased to present a monthly series of public lectures called “Own Your Health” that give you an opportunity to hear from — and speak to — St. Paul’s medical experts on a variety of key health issues, including urban health. These free forums are hosted at St. Paul’s Hospital and open to the public and staff.

Giving

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raises funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital. You can support our world-leading urban health patient care, research and medical teaching by making a targeted donation to support urban health.

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