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Read stories about public health issues, PHSA initiatives and highlights from our programs and services across the PHSA.



Lifting communities: PHSA volunteers build us up<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/National-Volunteer-Week.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Lifting communities: PHSA volunteers build us up
Honouring a passion for outdoor safety and emergency preparedness<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Terri-LouWoods.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Honouring a passion for outdoor safety and emergency preparednessTerri-Lou Woods, coordinator with Health Emergency Management BC (HEMBC), was recently awarded the Governor General’s Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Learn more about her nomination and her important work in emergency preparedness.
Meet Dexter: Forensic Psychiatric Hospital’s favourite furry employee<img alt="Golden retirever on snowy field" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Dexter%20article.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Meet Dexter: Forensic Psychiatric Hospital’s favourite furry employeeWalking down the hallways of the hospital with Dexter is like walking down a busy street with a celebrity. Everyone’s faces light up when they see him—it’s clear he’s a much-loved member of the community.’s-favourite-furry-employee2019-03-21T07:00:00Z
Access health care resources, en français!<img alt="" src="/about-site/PublishingImages/FrancophonieDay.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Access health care resources, en français!Did you know that there are more than 82,000 Francophones and over 300,000 Francophiles in our province?
March 14 is World Kidney Day – how’s your kidney health?<img alt="Kidney health for everyone everywhere - 14th March 2019 - World Kidney Day" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/WKD%20Image.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />March 14 is World Kidney Day – how’s your kidney health?March 14 marks World Kidney Day - a global campaign to raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys and early identification of kidney disease.
Driving high-quality pacemaker care across the province<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/P6Team_AwardAcceptance.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Driving high-quality pacemaker care across the province​The PHSA+ Awards recognize those across PHSA that demonstrate excellence and dedication. Today we are profiling Cardiac Services BC (CSBC) and the P6 project team.
PHSA's long-service women share what inspires them<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/PHSANews_WebBanner_IWD5.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />PHSA's long-service women share what inspires themFor International Women’s Day, we asked women from across PHSA to share a little about what they do and what inspires them to stay for five, 20 or even 45+ years. Hear what these dedicated women love about their work.
Tracking traumatic injury mortalities to improve trauma care in B.C.<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/tsbc_sep_25.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Tracking traumatic injury mortalities to improve trauma care in B.C.How do you improve trauma care and reduce the numbers of in-hospital deaths caused by traumatic injuries? You start by creating a comprehensive review process, then use the data for quality improvement.
Measles information for British Columbians<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-832238248.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Measles information for British ColumbiansThere have been a number of confirmed cases of measles in British Columbia. Measles is a highly contagious viral illness that spreads through the air by coughing and sneezing, as well as respiratory secretions.
February is Heart Month<img alt="" src="/phsa-news-site/PublishingImages/Heart%20Month.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />February is Heart MonthDid you know that cardiovascular disease – heart disease, blood vessel disease and stroke – is the number one cause of death for Canadians? What steps are you taking to keep your heart, brain and mind healthy?

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