State of BC Health - July 2020

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New Report: The Place of Assisted Living in BC’s Seniors Care System

AssistedLivingCCPA.pngWe released a new report The Place of Assisted Living in BC’s Seniors Care System: Assessing the Promise, Reality and Challenges with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Hospital Employees’ Union.

”Working as an LPN in assisted living can be heartbreaking. We routinely encounter situations where residents are clearly suffering because they aren’t getting the level of care they need, but we are told not to interfere because they have the right to live at risk. This violates our Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to provide safe and compassionate ethical care,” says Anita Dickson, President of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of BC. Read more HERE.


Watch and Share: Public Health Care on Trial

Watch and share the Public Health Care on Trial Video Series. The series includes experts David U. Himmelstein M.D., Steffie Woolhandler, M.D and Andrew Longhurst, MA explaining the potential implications of the Cambie Surgery trial, the most serious threat that our public health care system has ever faced. Please watch and share with friends HERE.

Sign the Petition for Patented Medicines Regulations Reform

Sign the petition in front of the Canadian government in support of proposed Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regulations. These regulations strengthen the Board's ability to lower prices for new drugs, expand transparency in pricing, and provide patients better access to medications. Stronger price controls on patented medicines are a key underpinning for National Pharmacare. Click here to sign the petition


Defund The Police: A Public Health Care Advocate’s Perspective

Defund_Police.pngCurrently, there is a conversation raging across North America around systemic racism and police violence, which has highlighted the ways that the over-policing of black, Indigenous and racialized communities has intruded into public service provision.

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