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Local solutions for boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

Local solutions for boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

As COVID-19 vaccine cards rolled out across several Canadian provinces in September, the number of people getting vaccinated increased in provinces like B.C. But those numbers have now slowed, with some communities facing particular challenges when it comes to vaccine uptake.

Virtual coaching program transforms chronic disease prevention and management

Virtual coaching program transforms chronic disease prevention and management

In late 2020, Sandi Reis was at home on Cortes Island reading her local paper when she noticed an article about a program encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and wellness. Called HealtheSteps, the free, evidence-based program is now delivered virtually, adapting to the reality brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]