Drinking, Disease and Distance: Access and use of primary healthcare services for treatment of alcohol-attributed disease in rural BC
Posted by Amanda Slaunwhite on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
Since the turn of the century, there has been a sharp decrease in the proportion of the population that resides in rural and remote BC communities. In 2011, 86% of British Columbians lived in urban areas, whereas only 14% of the population resided in rural communities. Although a much smaller proportion of the population lives in rural areas, these communities have disproportionately higher rates of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related hospitalizations than urban areas of BC, such as Vancouver and Richmond. Read the rest of this post on our new site.
Systems Planning - like grocery shopping
Posted by Sherry Mumford on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
When I entered the substance use field as an outpatient counsellor many years ago, I thought my biggest challenge was to concentrate on what the client was trying to communicate to me as being their main issue. It turns out I was only partially correct in this assumption. In actuality, the biggest challenge was to make some sense of how funding and resource decisions were being made to support the development or growth of different services for the people we serve at the larger systems level… Read the rest of this post on our new site.