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
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!
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
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.