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New Baby Hugging Program introduced at Victoria General Hospital

Victoria – Island Health announced today the launch of the Huggies® No Baby Unhugged® initiative, a baby hugging program, at 

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Island Health Community Wellness Grant Recipients

ISLAND WIDE – Island Health has awarded 50 Community Wellness Grants to organizations across Vancouver Island.

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AIDS Vancouver Island and Island Health implementing overdose prevention services in the Comox Valley

COURTENAY—As part of the Province’s response to the overdose emergency, AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) and Island Health have implemented an overdose prevention site at 355 6th Street in Courtenay.

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One choice changed my life forever

“If what I say could help save even one person’s life, it would mean everything to me”, said Cody Johnson. Cody is referring to secondary school students who participate in Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program.

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Currents Spring 2017

The community health and care model in Campbell River, Family Practice Conference, supporting seniors health and wellness, wellness workshops and more.

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Island Health Magazine Spring 2017

In this edition we focus on making your home poison free, especially if you have young children. We also talk about how to approach the topic of drug consumption with your teenagers. As spring is now here, we have some gardening tips for the green thumbed.

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Currents Fall 2016

Your feedback on Currents, Emergency Nurses Week, Baby beds in Port Alberni and the West Coast communities, BC's Mobile Medical Unit and more.

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2016

In this edition, we highlight the importance of grandparents in our kids' lives. This issue also features an article on borderline personality disorder and highlights one woman's journey with diabetes. We also include recipes and tips to help busy families enjoy good food fast and much more.

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Island Health Magazine Summer 2016

In this edition we feature: "staycation" ideas for families, summer safety tips, tobacco-free sports and we discuss how to search for trustworthy health information online. We also provide some tasty recipes that showcase fresh summer fruits and veggies. Enjoy! 

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Currents Summer 2016

Health Care Hero Heather Dunne, Aboriginal Week, emergency preparedness in the Comox Valley, our participation in Nanaimo's first  ever LGBT parade, and more.

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