Welcome to the Public Health Association of British Columbia (PHABC) Health Voices Election Toolkit website.
The Toolkit is a way for PHABC members and anyone concerned about the future of health care in British Columbia to advocate for long term improvements to our health care system, and create a healthier future.
Elections are a critical opportunity every 4 years to generate commitment to policy change.
By asking political parties and candidates to clarify their positions on important issues and helping them better understand the issues of significance to public health, we can and will make a difference.
Two things can transform the health of all British Columbians.
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We need a significant increase in preventative health care, or health interventions that take place before the onset of illness.
- Poverty is bad for your health. BC needs a provincial poverty reduction plan to reduce health inequities.
The health of British Columbians hangs in the balance. Raise your voice and make your concerns heard.
The toolkit is for you. Explore it. Learn more about the issues, spread the word and take action to create a healthier society.