It also provides a tool for health authorities to strengthen their public health infrastructure by reviewing their existing programs with the 21 core programs defined in the framework. This performance improvement process will result in increased consistency, capacity and quality of public health services across the province.
Under the Health Act, the Provincial Health Officer is the senior medical health officer for British Columbia and provides independent advice to the Minister of Health, the ministry and the public on public health issues and population health. Each year, the Provincial Health Officer must report publicly, through the Minister of Health to the legislature, on the health of the population. Links to the reports are provided here.
Provides access to health statistics and geographic information for areas within the Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Local Health Areas that you can use to help make more informed decisions, and get answers to questions for a specific area or topic.