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Fifty years of Pride - Recognizing gender-diverse health needs has strong NYC roots<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/PHSA%20TCBC%20Pride%20parade%20story.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Fifty years of Pride - Recognizing gender-diverse health needs has strong NYC rootsWith the 50th anniversary of the first New York City Pride parade in June, this summer is an opportune time to look back and recognize the progress made towards achieving equality and universal basic human rights both globally and locally.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/fifty-years-of-pride2020-07-30T07:00:00Z
New lab process reduces time from hepatitis C testing to treatment in B.C.<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/getty_hep_c.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New lab process reduces time from hepatitis C testing to treatment in B.C.British Columbians can now be diagnosed with hepatitis C from a single blood test, saving time and money, thanks to a new testing process introduced by the Public Health Laboratory at the BC Centre for Disease Control.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/new-lab-process-hepatitis-c-testing2020-07-24T07:00:00Z
Sunny Hill programs adapting to deliver high-touch level of care remotely<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/sunny_hill1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Sunny Hill programs adapting to deliver high-touch level of care remotelyVirtual Health is helping programs at Sunny Hill Health Centre enhance connectedness between families and clinician teams.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/sunny-hill-programs-adapting-to-deliver-high-touch-level-of-care-remotely2020-07-17T07:00:00Z
“My goal is to help take down barriers that our patients or clients encounter every day”<img alt="Scott Jeffery and family" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/PHSA%20News%20--%20Scott%20J%20photo%201%20article.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />“My goal is to help take down barriers that our patients or clients encounter every day”As the Provincial Language Services’ newly hired sign language service coordinator, Scott Jeffery has traveled the globe serving as a role model for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing people.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/my-goal-is-to-help-take-down-barriers-that-our-patients-or-clients-encounter-every-day2020-07-10T07:00:00Z
Trust, creativity and safety key to transitioning adolescent patients to Virtual Health<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/looking_glass_0709.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Trust, creativity and safety key to transitioning adolescent patients to Virtual HealthStaff working with youth in BC Children's Hospital's Looking Glass Residence adapted quickly to Virtual Health during COVID-19 to ensure patient access to the specialized mental health service. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/trust-creativity-and-safety-key-to-transitioning-adolescent-patients-to-virtual-health2020-07-09T07:00:00Z
Virtual mental health care valuable for adolescent patients and their families<img alt="" src="/health-professionals-site/Documents/Office%20of%20Virtual%20Health/GettyImages-1206891343.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual mental health care valuable for adolescent patients and their familiesStaff working with youth in BC Children’s Hospital’s mental health programs quickly pivoted to provide Virtual Health during COVID-19, and found it expanded access and eased the burden of specialized mental health services across B.C. and the Yukon.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/virtual-mental-health-care-valuable-for-adolescent-patients-and-their-families2020-07-02T07:00:00Z
Local companies pivot to produce made-in-B.C. medical products for a steady supply during COVID-19<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Healthcare%20supply%20chain%20week-10.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Local companies pivot to produce made-in-B.C. medical products for a steady supply during COVID-19PHSA’s Supply Chain has sourced made-in-B.C. solutions from dozens of local companies. Learn how PHSA has been working with these manufacturers since the start of the pandemic to pivot production and provide a steady stream of supplies.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/local-companies-pivot2020-07-02T07:00:00Z
Supply Chain’s COVID-19 response team works 24/7 to secure a steady stream of medical products for B.C.<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/supply-chain-local-vendors-03.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Supply Chain’s COVID-19 response team works 24/7 to secure a steady stream of medical products for B.C.Medical supplies are harder to get than ever. PHSA Supply Chain works around the clock to make sure B.C. has the supplies we need. Learn more about the team whose hard work and resourcefulness has been critical to the COVID-19 response and future phases.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/covid-19-response-team2020-07-02T07:00:00Z
This Stroke Awareness Month, join the conversation that could help save lives<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1239899680.jpg?RenditionID=12" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />This Stroke Awareness Month, join the conversation that could help save livesIf you or someone you know has had a stroke, seeking care and supporting recovery during COVID-19 may be especially worrying. Stroke Services BC has collected a number of resources to help navigate stroke care, during and after the pandemic. http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/stroke-awareness-month-20202020-06-30T07:00:00Z
Putting the “k” in kindness: Kiki Armstrong wins first-ever Workplace Culture PHSA+ Award<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/IMG_7850.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Putting the “k” in kindness: Kiki Armstrong wins first-ever Workplace Culture PHSA+ AwardLearn more about how Kiki creates a workplace environment where joy, camaraderie and community exist alongside hard work, results and accountability.http://www.phsa.ca/about/news-stories/stories/phsa-plus-award-kiki-armstrong2020-06-25T07:00:00Z


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