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Vancouver Coastal Health DTES Community Health Services Open House

July 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Vancouver Coastal Health shares your ideas on new directions for health services in the Downtown Eastside, and learn about their recent work with health service partners who provide care in the community.

Richard Cunningham speaks at Vancouver Coastal Health DTES Community Health Services Open House

Kip Woodward speaks at Vancouver Coastal Health DTES Community Health Services Open House

Vancouver Health Show 2012

November 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA says

Today we went to the ever interesting Vancouver Health Convention. Located at the beautiful Vancouver Trade and Convention centre and overlooking Burrard Inlet, this location is very desirable and the convention succeeded in living up to its location. Do you like Protein Shakes, health bars, massage chairs, acupuncture, and everything else health related, then this was the place to be. Wall to Wall vendor booths, wall to wall people. We learned about Honey and some of its health benefits while drinking super healthy green juice. Awesome times!

We enjoyed Tommy Europe, Flora Health, Foxy Kickboxing, Nutra Cleanse,  Honibe and Kangen water

RJ Dempsey speaks about his new clean lifestyle in Vancouver

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Three years ago,  RJ Dempsey and April Smith of AHA MEDIA were in a photo together for the 2009 Pivot’s Hope in Shadow contest in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Today in 2012,  RJ Dempsey is proud of his brand new clean lifestyle in Vancouver.

Since 2009, he has moved out of the DTES, leads a healthy clean life and has reconnected with his Mom :)

April of AHA MEDIA together again with RJ Dempsey on October 11, 2012

Knowledge Exchange on Homelessness and Health in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Welcome and blessing: Sam George

Dr Stephen Hwang – Research Scientist at the Centre for Research on Innet City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital “Canadian Crisis – the Hidden Cost of Homelessness”

Dr. Anita Palepu – UBC Associate Member, General Internal Medicine

Tom Laviolette – Director of Project Development, PHS Community Services Society

Laura Cowan – Executive Director, Street Health Community Nursing Foundation, Toronto

Michael Shapcott – Wellesley Institute, Toronto

 Sean Spear – Associate Director, RainCity Housing

 Meghan Thumath – Vancouver Coastal Health Clinical Practice Initiatives Lead, HIV/AIDS “Impact on Homelessness on HIV/AIDS and Approaches to Care and Treatment”

 Craig Crawford (Acting) Vice President of Operations, BC Housing

 Dr Bruce MacLaurin – Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, U of C “Preventing Homelessness: Developing the Homelessness Asset & Risk Tool (HART) Bruce MacLaurin on behalf of the HART Research Team”

Wendy Muckle – Executive Director, Ottawa Inner City Health “Understanding What Works – Breaking Down Barriers to Housing and Healthy Living for Women

Liz Evans – Executive Director, PHS Community Services Society “SIS: Fight for Change

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA meets Donald MacPherson of Canadian Drug Policy Coaliton (CDPC) in Vancouver

October 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA and Donald MacPherson of Canadian Drug Policy (CDPC) share a smile together in Vancouver!

Donald is drug policy change agent that believes a new paradigm is necessary that puts human rights, saving lives and public health first

CDPC is a broad based network of organizations, associations and individuals working together to develop drug policy and legislation based on evidence, human rights, social inclusion and public health in Canada.

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