The Island Health strategic plan sets the overall direction for future health service delivery as we work toward our vision of providing excellent care for everyone, everywhere, every time. We review and update the plan to reflect new data and emerging priorities. We also extend its scope to make sure we are always looking at least three years ahead.
New Strategic Plan - Island Health 2018
We have begun work on our new Strategic Plan - Island Health 2018 - which will serve as the roadmap for what we want to achieve over the next five years. Our organization is now in a very different place from when we created our first Strategic Plan in 2005, and new opportunities and challenges abound.
Through November 2013, Island Health leadership will be visiting facilities in over 20 communities to meet with staff, physicians and the public, to hear your thoughts about the future of our organization.
Community Open Houses
We are hosting Community Open Houses for you to drop in and discuss our future. This consultation will help us create our new Strategic Plan. To find a Community Open House:
Please come share your thoughts with us. If you are not able to attend an Open House, you can view online versions of all our poster content in the links below. These give an idea of what we are hearing is important for our new strategic plan.
Island Health 2018 Backgrounder and Survey
We have created a Backgrounder Document - Planning for the Future Together which presents some current facts and figures about health on Vancouver Island, as well as the kinds of opportunities and challenges we see in front of us. It is meant to spark ideas and discussion that will contribute to our new strategic plan.
We also have an online survey for you to provide feedback to us. We would appreciate you taking ten minutes to share your thoughts on what is important to you and where we need to go over the next five years.
Current Strategic Plan
Five-Year Strategic Plan (PDF) July 2009
In 2005/06, we carried out a significant consultation process to make sure our plan reflects the communities, physicians, staff and the people we serve. Consultation Summary (PDF)
To support strategic planning and community engagement, Island Health creates Community Profiles for areas across Vancouver Island. These profiles describe community health, including many of the factors that contribute to and detract from health such as economic status, education, housing, justice and health services. Below are links to summary profiles produced for the strategic plan engagement. For more detailed profiles and more information on data sources, please visit our Local Health Area Profiles site.