The Population & Public Health (PPH) program informs and advises on current population health policy and practice to reduce chronic disease and preventable injury. Our activities include the following:
Providing Accurate, Timely and Actionable Intelligence - PPH actively seeks to provide information on the health of the population to help inform practice and policies for improving the overall quality of life for BC residents.
Promoting healthy community planning and design - PPH collaborates with multi-sectoral partners to promote healthier built environments that increase opportunities for physical, mental and social health and well-being.
Injury prevention - PPH provides ongoing leadership and support for Injury Prevention in BC, including chairing the BC Injury Prevention Alliance and BC Falls and Injury Prevention Coalition.
Improving food security - PPH leads provincial food security initiatives and collaborates with the Ministry of Health, health authorities and non-government sectors.
Promoting healthy eating and healthy weights - PPH supports approaches that seek to address the complex problems associated with obesity in ways that protect and promote mental well-being as well as physical health.
Promoting health equity - PPH works with partners at PHSA and across the province to promote health equity.