Welcome to the Spring issue of The Pulse, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s e-newsletter. This issue looks at mental health and addictions, and the various ways Vancouver Coastal Health’s programs are benefitting our communities. How are our doctors approaching addiction therapy? What are we doing to care for diverse communities? Read on to learn more.
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Programs for diverse communities
Whether it’s postpartum depression counselling for ethnic groups, women’s-only addiction services, or drug programs for youth, VCH has them covered.More
Managed Alcohol Program
A small percentage of alcoholics don’t respond to traditional addiction treatment programs. The Managed Alcohol Program takes a non-traditional approach to addressing this critical problem. More
Dr. Evan Wood
Dr. Wood is the new Medical Director for Addiction Services at VCH. He is focusing on expanding evidence-based medicine approaches to addictions care. More
Did you know?
Mental illness is one of the largest contributors to disability worldwide.
Prompt treatment of psychosis can significantly improve recovery and outcomes.
Treatment delays can cause illness to worsen and be less responsive to treatment.More
With help from our donors, we raise essential funds to advance patient care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services.