Urban Health

Youth Health Centre (Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul's Hospital)

A centre has opened in downtown Vancouver to help at-risk young people get back on the right track.

Wide range of services for troubled young people with opening of Granville Youth Health Centre (Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul's Hospital)

At 23, Alex Mann-Kuefler dropped out of college and ended up in the Downtown Eastside.

Granville Health Centre aimed at helping youth (Inner City Youth Program, St. Paul's Hospital)

The provincial government and St. Paul’s Hospital have opened a new centre aimed at young people who are trying to get off the streets.

Homeless in Vancouver: Fentanyl, overdoses, and the Fairview neighbourhood (St. Paul's Hospital)

At least 29 of the overdose deaths in Vancouver from street drugs in 2014 have been linked to the increasingly common practice on the part of some drug dealers of cutting street drugs with fentanyl, a ridiculously potent synthetic opioid.

Justin Trudeau tells UBC students he wants supervised injection sites across Canada (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau has reaffirmed his support for an expansion of supervised injection services across Canada.

Aboriginal people hugely over-represented in Vancouver youth seeking mental-health and addiction services (Inner City Youth Program)

A business plan drafted by Providence Health Care provides a rough snapshot of the mental-health and addiction issues prevalent in downtown Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk youth.

In Vancouver, working so mentally ill get care instead of a cop (Dr. Bill MacEwan, St. Paul's Hospital)

The night before Jim Chu’s first day as Vancouver police chief, a constable on the force shot and killed a 39-year-old bipolar man at a busy intersection on the edge of the city’s downtown.

Health researchers question VPD’s claim Vancouver is experiencing a mental-health "crisis" (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Two prominent health researchers have published a report that concludes the Vancouver Police Department is unfairly linking mental illness to violent crime, thus exaggerating the need for “greater police control over those with mental health challenges”.

Questions and answers about case of Clayton Cromwell, who died of drug overdose (Dr. Evan Wood, St. Paul's Hospital)

Some questions and answers about the case of Clayton Cromwell, who died after a drug overdose last April at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Halifax …

Vancouver drug users seek Insite for crack smokers (Dr. Thomas Kerr, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

These days, it just looks like another cluttered office. Until just over a year ago, however, a room at the headquarters of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users could hold as many as eight people at a time smoking crack cocaine or injecting intravenous drugs.

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