Infectious Disease Control
Community health initiatives comprise a set of educational activities, action oriented research, communication and public health services focused on attention to UBCO as a community.
As such, community health deals specifically with health protection through a focus on the management of risk factors in the work environment and development of proactive interventions including education campaigns, immunization clinics and pandemic planning and response.
To minimize the risk of infection, health professionals recommend that the effective hygiene practices. There are many organizations that offer resources to help promote healthy hand hygiene:
- British Columbia Centres for Disease Control (BC CDC) Hand Hygiene
- Government of Canada – The Benefits of Hand Washing
- World Health Organization
You may wish to download and display this information in your workplace, lunch rooms and gathering places.
Flu (Influenza) Vaccination Clinics
Risk Management Services (RMS) recommends all UBC employees consider being vaccinated against the flu.
RMS also recommends:
- frequent hand washing;
- protected coughing and sneezing;
- effective tissue disposal; and
- avoiding others if sick.
Every year, RMS works closely with UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing and Southern Medical Program to provide annual Flu Clinics on campus. For more information regarding these flu clinics, visit RMS’ influenza information website.