B.C.'s Guiding Framework for Public health
Promote, Protect, Prevent: Our Health Begins Here. B.C.'s Guiding Framework for Public Health (PDF 2.1M) is B.C.'s ten-year directional document for the public health system. It aligns existing public health resources and strategies under one long-term vision, and formalizes a collaborative process for identifying new priorities, making strategic investments and increasing focus in key areas that contribute to health improvement for all British Columbians.
The guiding framework is a result of extensive stakeholder consultations. It reflects and reinforces many of the key public health issues identified as core public health functions and supports the need to develop a coordinated and collaborative province-wide system of public health surveillance, particularly in the area of health protection and environmental health.
To support the implementation of the guiding framework, the Ministry of Health and health authorities will work with partners and stakeholders, as appropriate, to deliver services and manage public health-related projects or issues. While the guiding framework suggests potential activities that other partners could do to support public health action, it does not hold them accountable to achieve performance measures.