The Week in Review: July 7 – July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017 News Recap Local New measures boost addiction treatment access in Victoria New efforts to expand treatment for opioid users in Victoria are putting addiction specialists in hospital emergency departments and supporting family doctors who provide opioid substitution therapy for patients. The initiatives by Island Health and the Victoria Divisions of Family Practice are intended to dovetail with the work of the South Island Ra...

New measures boost addiction treatment access in Victoria

New efforts to expand treatment for opioid users in Victoria are putting addiction specialists in hospital emergency departments and supporting family doctors who provide opioid substitution therapy for patients. The initiatives by Island Health and the Victoria Divisions of Family Practice are intended to dovetail with the work of the South Island Rapid Access Addiction Clinic that opened in the city early this year. The clinic offers streamlined acce

Victoria drug users welcome supervised consumption plan

Island Health is expected to reveal plans today to establish the first supervised drug consumption services in Victoria. It's an idea that's been talked about for more than a decade, but much more urgently in the past 12 months, as Victoria recorded the province's highest per capita rate of fatal overdoses. Two women who are longtime drug users spoke with On the Island host Gregor Craigie about what safe consumption services would mean to them. Read

Bus Ad Campaign in 7 BC Cities urges Hep C Testing of Baby Boomers

The ads have a simple message: "Get tested for hepatitis C" plus a little bit about why. They were both inside and outside buses and Skytrains in 7 British Columbia cities during the entire month of July. The cities: Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria. HepCBC tried to give presentations to the City Councils of all 7 cities, to urge their mayors to declare World Hepatitis Day, to take a photo with the ads (see Nanaim...

Loss of HepCBC Board Member Allen McCulloch

We are deeply mourning the recent loss of a dear and valued Board Member, Allen McCulloch to complications of liver disease. His partner Susan Malloch spoke about him on World Hepatitis Day in Victoria (see HERE). Below is his Obituary:McCULLOCH, Allen Glen September 17, 1953 - July 11, 2015 On Saturday July 11, 2015, our beloved Allen passed away at home in Mill Bay, B.C., with his family by his side. Born in Vancouver, B.C., September 17, 1953. Allen was...

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Victoria, BC

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2015 in VICTORIA, BC CANADA - July 28, 2015 A number of local groups including AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), Vancouver Island Persons with AIDS Society (VIPWAS), SOLID, as well as HepCBC, commemorated this day with both an afternoon of speeches, a march to Parliament Building, and educational exhibits. In the evening, the Parliament Building was lit up in red and yellow for the first time, and there was an open microphone for people to

MP Health Critic Murray Rankin Gets Tested for Hepatitis C

Today (April 17, 2015) in Victoria, BC, Official Opposition Health Critic MP @Murray Rankin showed his support for Baby Boomer testing of hepatitis C by "rolling up his sleeve" for the simple blood test. HepCBC was there to record this special occasion. We applaud this kind of "hands-on" action which shows leadership on the important health issue of un-diagnosed hepatitis C.  (See VIDEO below...) Just before he took the test, Mr. Rankin said, "I...

DEAL WITH IT! The trailer. Watch film Tues, May 27, Victoria, BC

   Deal With It! Watch this trailer about a new movie about hepatitis C in Canada at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvbpqKF964k.Come to see it. FREE. In VICTORIA, BC.  Refreshments provided!TIME: Tuesday, May 27, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.LOCATION: 1947 Cook Street, Victoria (Main Meeting Room of Victoria VIHA Health Unit)FREE PARKING. Main doors locked this time of night. Go to the right of the main door; we're the first door around the corner.Brought to you by

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2013-British Columbia!

For more information about World Hepatitis Day 2013 activities in British Columbia, click on the city name. IF YOU DON'T SEE YOUR CITY OR NEAREST TOWN LISTED, LET US KNOW and we will put you in contact with the nearest organization in your area which can give you information or support. Hopefully next year, there will be a hepatitis awareness event in every part of British Columbia! ABBOTSFORD CAMPBELL RIVER COURTENAY GRAND FORKS NANAIMO NELSON SMITHERS SU