About Us

Welcome to the Public Health Association of British Columbia

The Public Health Association of BC is a voluntary, non-profit, non-government, member driven organization that provides leadership to promote health, well-being and social equity. We fulfill our mission through advocacy, collaboration, education and research. We do this work though the spectrum of public health practice, including prevention, promotion, protection and policy. The Board of Directors is composed of public health leaders from various locales including Health Authorities, the Ministry of Health, post-secondary institutions, and the non-profit sector. The Association was founded in 1953 and has close to 500 members.

Vision

A fair and healthy British Columbia for all.

Mission

PHABC promotes health, wellbeing and equity for all British Columbians through leadership in public health.

Approach

As a member-driven organization, we fulfill our mission through advocacy, collaboration and engagement activities, education, and research throughout the spectrum of public health practice and systems including prevention, promotion, protection and policy.

Identified Priorities

Eliminating poverty; reducing health/socioeconomic inequities; addressing climate change and healthy environments; contributing to a sustainable, equitable economy; and preventing violence.

To view our goals and objectives please visit: PHABC 2016 Strategic Plan