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The BC Centre for Disease Control is accountable to the public for investigating and evaluating the occurrence of communicable diseases in BC.

The BC Centre for Disease Control has been accredited with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada.

Accreditation Canada is an independent organization that provides healthcare organizations with an external peer review process. This assessment is focused on assessing organizations’ adherence to nationally recognized quality and safety standards. 

By participating in accreditation, BCCDC is able to showcase its best practices and ensure commitment to continuous quality improvement, patient safety, improved efficiency and accountability.

The BCCDC has been accreditated by this National Organization since 2004.  The most recent on-site accreditation visit occurred June 26-29, 2011 and the BCCDC was granted a three-year accreditation, without conditions.  BCCDC successfully met all Required Organization Practices (ROPs) which are based on patient safety best practices.  It also very successfully met 97.7% of all the standards that it was assessed on.   

Visiting surveyors identified areas for improvement that will help guide BCCDC future activities across the centre, such as an organizational IT/IM strategy, and increased reporting/transparency on quality outcomes for our clients.  Also identified were areas of strength which included a strong commitment to quality and safety across the organization and recognition of a continuum of care philosophy.      

BCCDC has been recognized for several leading practices, including:  

  • Reduced dosing schedules for HPV Vaccine for Grade 6 Girls;
  • Tool for Early Detection of Temperature Effects on the Health of BC Residents; 
  • Guideline and Tools for Reducing Immunization Injection Pain;  
  • Take Home Naloxone (THN) Program for Overdose Prevention and Response; and,                                
  • Mobile IGRA (interferon – Gamma Release Assays) Testing Program for TB.  
  • Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness and the Test-Negative Design
  • BC Asthma Monitoring System
  • Chee Mamuk - Around the Kitchen Table HIV/AIDS Education
  • Enteric Outbreak Investigation Criteria
  • Get Checked Online
  • Do Bugs Need Drugs? (Commendable practice) 

Leading practices are examples of exemplary performance that set the bar for others across the country. Leading practices are compiled and published in an annual report produced by the Accreditation Canada.

SOURCE: Accreditation ( )
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