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Island Health Magazine Spring 2019

Read the spring edition of Island Health magazine featuring articles on Canada's new food guide; scoliosis resources; bereavement after a medically assisted death; immunizations, volunteers, foundations and research.

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South Island measles exposures confirmed

Two cases of measles infection have been reported to Island Health. Both people acquired the infection while traveling abroad. Both people sought care in the South Island.

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Island Health announces Community Wellness Grant Recipients

ISLAND WIDE – Healthy living and community well-being will be supported by 52 projects across Island Health, thanks to Island Health’s Community Wellness Granting Program.

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More than a quarter million visits to Island Health overdose prevention and supervised consumption sites

Island Health is observing more than 250,000 visits to supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites – more than 1,000 reversed overdoses and zero deaths while at the same time delivering more supports and services to people who are using drugs and for people who are ready to begin a recovery journey.

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Province to launch catch-up immunization program to protect against measles

The Province is launching a measles immunization catch-up program to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.

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South Island and Gulf Islands Home Support Transition

Island Health and Beacon Community Services, the non-profit, community organization that currently delivers health authority funded home support services on Southern Vancouver and the Gulf Islands, have agreed to transition home support services to Island Health by October 31, 2019.

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Strengthening Integrated Primary and Community Care for Residents of the South Island and Gulf Islands

VICTORIA – Island Health will be assuming responsibility for publicly funded home support service delivery on Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands this fall to ensure a consistent approach to implement government’s team-based primary and community care model across the health authority.

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Island Health Public Forum in Campbell River

Island-wide – Media are invited to join Island Health’s Board of Directors at its next public forum in Campbell River.

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Souper Meals creates recipe for success for people with mental health issues

Souper Meals offers vocational training in the food services industry for people who have been connected to Island Health’s mental health system.

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Herring egg harvest re-opens with health advice to reduce the risk of illness

Vibrio cholera illnesses associated with Herring Eggs harvested through spawn-on-kelp in B.C.

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