We are the provincial surveillance team for tuberculosis (TB), sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV and hepatitis B and C (HBV and HCV). Our goal is to provide accurate, timely and meaningful data on the burden of these diseases in BC.
We have six core values:
Our priorities are to:
- contribute to surveillance system development and improve reporting of TB, STI, HIV, HBV and HCV
- provide timely access to surveillance data that informs public health practice and policy
- use surveillance data to advance the understanding of the prevention, acquisition, and transmission of TB, STI, HIV, HBV and HCV
We provide surveillance and epidemiological analysis for TB, STI, HIV, HBV, and HCV in British Columbia. We report this in the Annual Summary of Reportable Diseases
. We also publish detailed reports on TB
We collaborate with partners, such as the regional health authorities, First Nations Health Authority, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Ministry of Health and Public Health Agency of Canada, to develop evidence-based programs and policies.
We lead the development of guidelines
to prevent and control of STI, HIV, HBV and HCV in partnership with the regional health authorities, the First Nations Health Authority and other programs in Clinical Prevention Services at BCCDC.
We support the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory
and the provincial TB clinic
and STI clinic
to pilot and evaluate clinical practices to improve client care and population health.
We work with researchers to advance knowledge related to TB, STI, HIV, HBV and HCV. For more about the research focus of BCCDC, and a list of our researchers and projects, see Our Research