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Memo by Health Planning to Vancouver/Richmond Health Board regarding the Agenda Topic "Harm Reduction"

Publication type: 
Position Paper
Agency: 
Health Planning
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
2
Collections: 
Summary: 
A memo written to the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board from the Health Planning committee. It recommends that the Board continue to take up a harm reduction approach in its HIV prevention and substance use interventions. The memo defines harm reduction and the three main strategies of a harm reduction approach to reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Vancouver (prevent transmission through needle exchanges and providing condoms for safer sex; increasing access to testing and care; reducing the number of used and discarded needles in the community). The memo also underscores the importance of developing a community consensus on harm reduction. This is because there are conflicts between harm reduction approaches in health programming and the approaches of police and child welfare services (whose mandates are to intervene if parents / citizens are found with injection drugs).
Keywords: 
harm reduction; HIV/AIDS; substance use; risk reduction; Vancouver; Vancouver/Richmond Health Board; injection drug users; needle exchange; HIV transmission; community health; health services; HIV prevention; HIV treatment; HIV testing

Rethinking Training: Meeting Women's Needs

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Joint Working Group of Status of Women and Labour Market Official
Date: 
1994
Pages: 
19
Collections: 
Keywords: 
Women; Employment; Training

Vancouver Drug Use Epidemiology: Vancouver Site Report for the Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU)

Publication type: 
Research Paper / Project Report
Agency: 
Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use
Sponsor: 
Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch; Vancouver Coastal Health
Date: 
2005
Pages: 
77
Collections: 
Summary: 
Reports on drug use in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver; health disparities of DTES residents compared with other Vancouver and BC residents; crime related to drug use; mortality related to drug use; morbidity and treatment; harm reduction programs; rates of HIV and Hepatitis C infection. Describes the Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (CCENDU).
Keywords: 
health; addiction; drug use; DTES; harm reduction; Vancouver Coastal Health; methadone; needle exchange; safe injection site; disease; HIV/AIDS; Hepatitis C; alcohol; methamphetamine; injection drug use; leucoencephalopathy

From Rhetoric to Reality: Canada's Obligations to the Immigrant and Refugee Girl Child in International Law

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Agency: 
The FREDA Centre for Research on Violence against Women and Children
Date: 
2001-08
Pages: 
58
Collections: 
Summary: 
Canada is signatory to a variety of international legal instruments which speak to the rights of the immigrant and refugee girl child in Canada. The extent to which Canada is legally bound by such instruments is controversial at the level of implementation. This paper examines Canada's obligations to the immigrant and refugee girl child as defined in specific international instruments, and legal barriers to enforcing the agreements. It contrasts the rhetoric of applicable human rights instruments to the lived experiences of the immigrant and refugee girl child in Canada. Despite legislation, programming, and services, the immigrant and refugee girl child in Canada continue to face racism, sexism, ageism and violence at home, at school and on Canadian streets.
Keywords: 
racism; sexism; immigrant; refugee girl; child poverty

Downtown Eastside Draft Housing Plan

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
Community Directions
Date: 
2001
Pages: 
16
Collections: 
Summary: 
This publication is critical of the City of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Revitalization Program and Vancouver Agreement. It proposes and describes 8 alternative measures, including ensuring the DTES remains accessible to low-income residents; conversion and demolition control by-law for hotels; zoning for community goals; building equity through land trust; increasing standards of management; housing reflective of community diversity; and rent stabilization for SROs.
Keywords: 
housing; homelessness; DTES; affordable housing; equity; management standards; rent stabilization; residential hotels; SRO; Downtown Eastside Revitalization Program; Vancouver Agreement; gentrification; Aboriginal housing

Welcome to the World of Building Healthy Communities

Publication type: 
Web Page / Electronic Reproduction
Agency: 
BC Healthy Communities Network
Date: 
1998
Pages: 
4
Collections: 
Summary: 
Pages of the BC Healthy Communities Network website, printed in 1998. Reviews the healthy communities approach; the BC healthy communities objectives; the history of healthy communities.
Keywords: 
health; BC; health promotion; community development; determinants of health; World Health Organization; Healthy Cities Project; Canadian Public Health Association; Federation of Canadian Municipalities; Canadian Institute of Planners; Ottawa Charter; BC Ministry of Health

Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: Essential Resources

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Sponsor: 
Health Canada
Series: 
Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues Info Sheet Series
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
4
Summary: 
This info sheet is part of a series produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. An updated version of this info sheet is available on their website. The info sheet lists and describes essential resources on injection drug use and HIV/AIDS at the time of publication.
Collections: 
Keywords: 
health; HIV/AIDS; drug use; injection drug use

Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: The Facts

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Sponsor: 
Health Canada
Series: 
Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues Info Sheet Series
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This info sheet is part of a series produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. An updated version of this info sheet is available on their website. The info sheet discusses what was known at the time of publication about HIV/AIDS and drug use in Canada.
Collections: 
Keywords: 
health; HIV/AIDS; drug use; injection drug use; Hepatitis C; HIV transmission; cocaine use; women injection drug users; street youth; prisoners; Aboriginal people

Drug Use and Provision of Health Services

Publication type: 
Brochure / Leaflet / Pamphlet / Information Sheet
Agency: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Sponsor: 
Health Canada
Series: 
Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues Info Sheet Series
Date: 
1999
Pages: 
2
Summary: 
This info sheet is part of a series produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. An updated version of this info sheet is available on their website. The info sheet discusses the ethical and legal issues involved when drug use is allowed when the user is receiving health care and social services.
Collections: 
Keywords: 
health; HIV/AIDS; drug use; health care; social services; criminal liability; abstinence; civil liability; Health Canada Special Access Program; drug law reform; injection drug use; Controlled Drug and Substances Act

Submission to the Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs by the BC Coalition of People with Disabilities

Publication type: 
Policy Paper / Action Plan
Agency: 
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
Date: 
1990
Pages: 
8
Collections: 
Summary: 
This report is intended to promote the principle of consumer participation in the health care system and proposes measures to support the development of this principle. The report highlights: the need for increased consumer control of all aspects of service delivery; the fact that legislation and policies governing long-term care are inadequate or non-existent; and the need to recognize and address the impact of HIV/AIDS on the healthcare system. Recommendations include recognizing HIV/AIDS as a disability issue; legislation and policy governing long-term care; and the examination of models which would allow greater consumer participation in long-term service delivery.
Keywords: 
health; disability; people with disabilities; health policy; Canadian health system; health reform; HIV/AIDS; long-term care; disability advocacy

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