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DISEASE OUTBREAK INFORMATION

 
B.C. Centre for Disease Control
The BCCDC is a provider of specialty health support and resource services for the prevention, detection and control of communicable disease and food, drug and radiation information services. One of BCCDC's defined goals is to share its expertise in disease control with other health care professionals by providing consultation, resource materials, quality training and education programs, and by participating in applied public health research in support of disease prevention and control. Provincial Health Officer
Under the Health Act, the Provincial Health Officer is the senior medical health officer for British Columbia and provides independent advice to the Minister of Health, the ministry and the public on public health issues and population health. Each year, the Provincial Health Officer must report publicly, through the Minister of Health to the legislature, on the health of the population. Canadian Food Inspection Agency
At the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the safety of Canada's food supply is central to everything they do. The CFIA works from the farm gate to the consumer's plate to protect public health. They safeguard not just the food supply but also the plants and animals upon which safe and high quality food depends.The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada’s people, environment and economy.

Simply dial 8-1-1 from anywhere in BC to connect with a registered health professional, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call anytime or log on to www.HealthLinkBC.ca for non-emergency health information and advice. Translation services are available in over 130 languages.
Toll-free throughout B.C.
- 24 hrs
811
Deaf and hearing impaired toll-free throughout B.C.
711
B.C. Ministry of Health
The mission of the ministry is to guide and enhance the province's health services to ensure British Columbians are supported in their efforts to maintain and improve their health. The ministry works with six regional health authorities, care providers, agencies and other partners to provide access to high-quality, safe and timely patient care. B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
The mandate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands is to promote economic development and environmental sustainability for the agriculture, aquaculture and food sectors, supporting them in delivering safe, healthy and high-quality food; and manage Crown land in a manner that contributes to the economic, societal and environmental goals of government. Health Canada
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances. Health Canada's goal is for Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the world. Public Health Agency of Canada
The mission of the Public Health Agency of Canada is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health. World Health Organization
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
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