Urban Health

New Partner Joins Providence Health Care in Bi-Annual Event for Downtown Eastside Residents

Providence In the Park, the popular bi-annual community event for the homeless, has an exciting new community partner to further address the care needs of vulnerable populations

Research looks at new treatments for heroin addiction

 A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction began in Vancouver in early 2012. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, it’s the only clinical trial of its kind in North America.

Two new health-care centres proposed for the Downtown Eastside amid a host of service changes on the way (Dr. Evan Wood)

During the past five years, mental-health and addiction problems have simultaneously intensified in Vancouver, and to shocking extents.


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