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What We Do

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The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the provincial reporting centre for reportable diseases.

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the provincial public health service providing surveillance, detection, prevention, treatment, policy development, and health promotion programming to promote and protect the health of British Columbians.

We are a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and share the vision, mission and values of the health authority. Learn more about PHSA's vision, mission and values here.

BCCDC combines public health practice with research and policy advice. We are the provincial reporting centre for reportable diseases. We provide direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with diseases of public health significance such as tuberculosis and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. 

BCCDC is dedicated to embedding a culture of reconciliation with Indigenous people, anti-racism and quality and safety into all aspects of our programs. Our work includes:

  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Provincial Immunization Programs
  • Population Health, Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases and Injuries
  • Harm Reduction and Overdose Response
  • Environmental Health 
  • Provincial Tuberculosis Services
  • Provincial Sexually Transmitted Infection Services
  • Disease Surveillance, Epidemiology, Data and Analytics
  • Provincial Laboratory Services

Our vision for public health

Our vision is to build vibrant communities in which all people achieve their best health and well-being, where they live, work, learn and play.

Public health is defined as the organized efforts of society to keep people healthy and prevent injury, illness and premature death. It is a combination of programs, services and policies that protect and promote the health of all Canadians.

Partners

Partnerships are integral to BCCDC's programs and services. We collaborate with our partners to inform and deliver population and public health action across the province. BCCDC has close ties with clinical, education, research, and other communicable disease-related institutions in British Columbia, Canada and internationally. 

Our key partners include: 

  • Government of  British Columbia
  • Regional health authorities:
    • Northern Health
    • Interior Health
    • Vancouver Island Health
    • Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Fraser Health
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • University of British Columbia
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Health Canada

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