Close to 1.5 million British Columbians or almost a quarter of the Province's population will be over 65 by 2031. The Government continues to be committed to providing care to British Columbian seniors, their families and care providers. read more
British Columbia is recognized as a Canadian leader in healthy living. Chronic disease is the largest contributor to British Columbia's health-care costs, and smoking and obesity are the highest preventable causes of death among British Columbians read more
Dr. Max Coppes, president of the British Columbia Cancer Agency - "B.C. is a world leader in cancer control and prevention. Early detection through screening saves lives. The announcement today of a provincial colorectal cancer screening program is another important... read more
Government is committed to ensuring adequate supplies of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, pharmacists and lab and x-ray technologists to support the health-care needs of B.C. families.
Throughout British Columbia, seasonal illnesses are making people sick. Influenza and norovirus are hitting areas of the province particularly hard - here are the things you need to know to protect yourself and your family. For more information or to speak with a nurse, call 8-1-1, toll-free, from anywhere in B.C. read more
We are writing as Public Health Physicians to respond to and comment on Dr. Jefferson's letter on the Cochrane Collaborative's review of the effectiveness of vaccinating health care workers as a means of protecting vulnerable patients or residents of long term care facilities. read more
As summer vacations come to an end, and we begin to look forward to the fall, it is a good time to start thinking about how to best protect ourselves and our loved ones from illnesses like influenza. read more