Research Blog

Addressing Poverty – Developments at the Local, Provincial, and Federal Level

 

Addressing poverty is a complex challenge requiring both targeted and coordinated action across levels of government, in addition to knowledge to guide and evaluate the interventions that are implemented. Recent developments suggest a shared prioritization of this issue, Continue reading “Addressing Poverty – Developments at the Local, Provincial, and Federal Level”

Checking the Research to Inform Best Practices: Vaccinating those Experiencing Homelessness

 

The following is not intended to present official guidance of COVID vaccinations. For your local health information in BC, refer to your local health authority. For other regions, please refer to the federal info page on COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 represents a public health crisis on a scale not seen in most lifetimes. This ongoing challenge had its own unique medical and logistical contexts that have challenged policy makers and program planners every step of the way. As we quickly ramp up our vaccination efforts, Continue reading “Checking the Research to Inform Best Practices: Vaccinating those Experiencing Homelessness”

Fitting the “Service Box”: Unintended Consequences of Funding and Service Dynamics

 

The social support sector in our community – and in countless others – is faced with a daily challenge of stretching a finite and limited amount of essential resources to help as many community members as possible. This emergency response to a sustained crisis requires Continue reading “Fitting the “Service Box”: Unintended Consequences of Funding and Service Dynamics”

The Complex Connections between Homelessness and Health Inequities in BC

 

On January 26th, 2021, KHRC’s Dr. John Graham and Dr. Silvina Mema participated in an insightful discussion with other local experts on the intersectionality of homelessness and health inequities, covering a range of implications for researchers, service providers, and the community at large. Continue reading “The Complex Connections between Homelessness and Health Inequities in BC”