Dear Premier David Eby,
On behalf of the Board of the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC), we would like to offer our congratulations and welcome as the province’s new Premier.
PHABC is excited to work with our new Premier on enhancing upstream investments in public health and public health infrastructure, which will only serve to promote equity for all British Columbians.
We recognize that the NDP government and you are committed to public health advancements that align with our organization’s mandates. In particular, PHABC’s work on poverty reduction, homelessness, the overdose crisis, violence prevention, health infrastructure and food insecurity are core points of collaboration.
PHABC values the continued investments in knowledge mobilization and support for our provincial immunization programs through Immunize BC, the expansion of our Farm to School BC program, and the efforts towards feeding every child through the BC Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food.
To quote your powerful speech during your swearing-in ceremony: “These are massive challenges, and if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we can’t solve these problems alone; we need to solve them together.”
PHABC welcomes the strength of true collaborative effort. Our doors are open to you for dialogue and action.
Shannon Turner, BA, BSc, MSc, PhD(c)
The Public Health Association of BC