Today (March 10) is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is especially important to me, as a racial minority who works with HIV prevention and research, because it capitalizes on the growing need to focus attention toward newly emerging populations that are often overlooked in HIV discourse and rhetoric, particularly racial/ethnic minorities, and especially women of color. 623 more words
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The Tyee, an independent online Canadian news magazine, published the first of a three part series today.
The Moms on the Margins series provides a glimpse into the challenges that inequalities in social determinants of health such as poverty, a lack of housing and education, structural and institutionalized forms of discrimination, racism and food insecurity, create for three groups of vulnerable mothers: … 65 more words
By Ted Bruce
ACORN Canada is a civil society organization dedicated to eliminating poverty and promoting social and economic justice. The group currently has a project underway to advocate for stronger building maintenance bylaws for people living in rental accommodation in BC so that landlords are required to ensure the basic rights of tenants to a healthy and safe environment.296 more words
I had another post scheduled for today but then I read this article and got all fired-up. Just to cement the fact that I’m never going to be able to get a job working in public health in this province – you know, a master’s degree is far more important than actual experience in this province – I have to say: I am appalled that our provincial minister of Health and Wellness would write such an ignorant column. 387 more words