Urban Health

Traditional Aboriginal Medicines Find a Home at St. Paul’s Hospital

The All Nations Sacred Space provides an area for smudging and pipe ceremonies, recognizing these traditional medicines as an important component of aboriginal health care.

New study reinforces effect of antiretroviral treatment on prevention of HIV and calls for national action

Study stresses need for political will and funding to implement the made-in-Canada   Treatment as Prevention strategy to save lives and prevent new infections

Study stresses need for political will and funding to implement the made-in-Canada Treatment as Prevention strategy to save lives and prevent new infections

Vancouver, B.C. [May 14, 2013] — A new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and University of British Columbia shows there is strong and consistent evidence that expanded use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) decreases HIV transmission across a variety of geographical regions and sub populations.

Innovative Vancouver addiction medicine program receives international accreditation

St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Fellowship in Addiction Medicine will be the first in Western Canada to be accredited by American Board of Addiction Medicine

Metro Vancouver Residents Can Access Live Emergency Department Wait Times at Local Hospitals

Metro Vancouver residents can now access live Emergency Department wait times at local hospitals.

British Columbia launches plan to fight against viral hepatitis based on HIV model

The plan to wipe out HIV infection by British Columbia health experts was so successful, they're trying to replicate the idea for the treatment of viral hepatitis. Concern about viral hepatitis is primarily in immigrant populations, according to Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, who announced $1.9 million in new provincial funding this week. She said it's common for people who come to Canada from other countries with less preventive vaccines to have viral hepatitis without knowing it - even those in their “prime.” 

Special deliveries: St. Paul’s Hospital a centre for treating and delivering the highest-risk mothers in the province

If you want proof of the extraordinary lengths to which women will go to bring new life into the world, spend a week in a maternity ward.

BC-CfE’s Dr. Evan Wood named Canadian Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at UBC

Dr. Evan Wood, a University of British Columbia (UBC) professor and co-director of the Urban Health Research Initiative at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been appointed the Canadian Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at UBC. The Government of Canada announced Dr. Wood’s prestigious appointment at the University of Toronto as part of a national announcement of chairs across Canada. The announcement included a regional event at the Vancouver office of James Moore, PC, MP, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Evan Wood win CIHR research milestones award

Two BC-CfE researchers have been honoured with a prestigious public health award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Evan Wood, co-directors of the BC-CfE's Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative, received the inaugural Population and Public Health Research Milestones Initiative Award for their outstanding contribution to developing Canada's research base for harm reduction and health equity approaches to HIV prevention and control.

Business in Vancouver Recognizes Two Providence Health Care Medical Staff

VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 14, 2012 – Business in Vancouver (BIV) has named two Providence Health Care (PHC) medical staff among its 2012 “Forty under 40” winners.

Each year, BIV highlights the achievements of BC's outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public or private business and non-profit sectors under the age of 40.  The magazine recognized Drs. Carl Brown and Evan Wood this year.

Silver Wheaton donates $1.6-million to help St. Paul’s Hospital expand its youth mental health outreach program to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER, BC – Today, Silver Wheaton Corp. announced that it is donating $1.6-million to St. Paul’s Hospital to address an urgent need for mental health services for at-risk youth.

The donation will enable St. Paul’s Inner City Youth Mental Health Program (ICYMHP) to expand its services to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, providing intensive support to 40 youth per year and expand access to mental health services for dozens more. Since 2007, the outreach program has delivered mental health and psychiatric outreach services to homeless youth at agencies in other areas of Vancouver.


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