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Core Public Health Functions

As part of BC’s commitment to public health care renewal and improvement, the Ministry of Health  has produced the Core Public Health Functions Framework.

The framework defines core public health services that BC’s health authorities will provide to strengthen the link between public health, primary care, and chronic disease management. 

It also provides a tool for health authorities to strengthen their public health infrastructure by reviewing their existing programs with the 21 core programs defined in the framework. This performance improvement process will result in increased consistency, capacity and quality of public health services across the province.

For more information, please view the Performance Improvement Plans listed on the right.