Annual Reports

Since 1993, the Provincial Health Officer has been required by the Public Health Act to report annually to British Columbians on their health status and on the need for policies and programs that will improve their health. Some of the reports produced to date have given a broad overview of health status while others have focused on particular topics such as food, air quality, drinking water quality, immunization, injection drugs, First Nations health, injury prevention, school health, and public health approach to alcohol policy. Reports by the Provincial Health Officer are one means for reporting on progress toward the provincial health goals, which were adopted by the province in 1997.

MVC report coverWhere the Rubber Meets the Road: Reducing the Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes on Health and Well-being in BC (PDF, 12MB)

Released: March, 2016

This report examines road safety and motor vehicle crashes in BC.

The Provincial Health Officer’s presentation (PDF, 1.2MB) summarizes the report.

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HIV reportHIV, Stigma and Society: Tackling a Complex Epidemic and Renewing HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men in British Columbia (PDF, 5.8MB)

Released: July, 2014

This report examines the HIV epidemic in BC among gay and bisexual men.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 6.9MB) summarizes the report.

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Lower the StakeLower the Stakes: A Public Health Approach to Gambling in British Columbia (PDF, 6.8MB)

Released: October, 2013

This report examines gambling trends in BC from a public health perspective.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 2.7MB) summarizes the report.

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The Health and Well-BeinThe Health and Well-Being of Women in British Columbiag of Women in British Columbia (PDF, 5.9MB)

Released: December, 2011

This report provides an update to the 1995 Provincial Health Officer’s Feature Report: Women’s Health.

There is also a technical appendix (PDF, 867KB) titled "A focus on Women: Surveillance of Chronic Conditions."

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 931KB) summarizes the report.
 

 

Pathway to Health and Healing: 2nd Report on the Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in BCPathways to Health and Healing: 2nd Report on the Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in BC (PDF, 13MB)

Released: June, 2009

This report provides an update to the 2001 Provincial Health Officer’s report on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people in B.C.

There is also a technical appendix containing data tables (PDF, 1.0MB) as well as the following Excel documents containing additional regional and other data:

Chapter 2 – Determinants of Health – Charts and Data (XLS, 206KB)
Chapter 3 – Healthy Beginning: Pregnancy, Infants, Children – Charts and Data (XLS, 439KB)
Chapter 4 – Disease and Injuries: Chronic Conditions – Charts and Data Part A (XLS, 591KB)
Chapter 4 – Disease and Injuries: Chronic Conditions – Charts and Data Part B (XLS, 535KB)
Chapter 4 – Disease and injuries: Mortality - Charts and Data (XLS, 887KB)
Chapter 6 – Health Services: Charts and Data (XLS, 1.1MB)

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 3.5MB) summarizes the report.

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An Ounce of Prevention RevisitedAn Ounce of Prevention Revisited (PDF, 3.1MB)

Released: March, 2008

This report provides a review of health promotion and selected outcomes for children and youth in B.C. schools.

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PHO's Annual Report (2005): Food, Health and Well-being in British ColumbiansPHO's Annual Report (2005): Food, Health and Well-being in British Columbians (PDF, 6.4MB)
This report intends to inform British Columbians of the role of food and nutrition in the lives of people in BC.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 2.3MB) summarizes the report.

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PHO's Annual Report (2004): The Impacts of Diabetes on the Health and Well-being of British ColumbiansPHO's Annual Report (2004): The Impacts of Diabetes on the Health and Well-being of British Columbians (PDF, 3.6MB)
This report intends to inform British Columbians of the status of diabetes with a focus on recommendations for improvements in prevention and management of diabetes in BC.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 1.8MB) summarizes the report.

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PHO's Annual Report (2003): Every Breath You Take… Air Quality in British Columbia, a Public Health PerspectivePHO's Annual Report (2003): Every Breath You Take… Air Quality in British Columbia, a Public Health Perspective (PDF, 3.8MB)
This report focuses on air quality in B.C, including indoor and outdoor air pollutants and their health effects.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 1.2MB) summarizes the report.

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PHO's Annual Report (2002): The Health and Well-being of People in BCPHO's Annual Report (2002): The Health and Well-being of People in BC (PDF, 3.1MB)
This report details progress towards achieving B.C.’s health goals that were established in 1996. The Provincial Health Officer also provides tangible social, economic, environmental, and health targets for focusing our collective efforts and improving the health and well-being of B.C.’s citizens and communities.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 1.4MB) summarizes the report.

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PHO's Annual Report (2001): The Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in BCPHO's Annual Report (2001): The Health and Well-being of Aboriginal People in BC (PDF, 11MB)
This report provides an update on British Columbia’s progress toward the goal of improved health for Aboriginal people.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 828KB) summarizes the report.

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PHO's Annual Report (2000): Drinking Water Quality in BC: The Public Health PerspectivePHO's Annual Report (2000): Drinking Water Quality in BC: The Public Health Perspective (PDF, 1.2MB)
This report provides information on current drinking water quality issues including the regulation and management of B.C.’s water systems, Canadian and international water quality guidelines and scientific evidence to guide public health decisions on safe drinking water.

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 181KB) summarizes the report.

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PHO's Annual Report (1999): A Report on the Health of British ColumbiansPHO's Annual Report (1999): A Report on the Health of British Columbians (PDF, 1.6MB)
This report provides an update on progress toward achieving B.C.'s health goals and lays out the framework and a set of 93 indicators used to monitor the population's health.

Companion documents: Help Make BC Healthier (PDF 5.6K), regional highlights (PDF, 86KB) and a regional index (PDF, 211KB)

The Provincial Health Officer's presentation (PDF, 594KB) summarizes the report.

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PHO's Annual Report (1998): ImmunizationPHO's Annual Report (1998): Immunization (PDF, 1.4MB)
This report provides a review of the province's immunization programs and advocates for improvements in the current immunization system to achieve the best possible benefits to health for British Columbians.

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Provincial Health Officer's Annual Report (1997): The Health and Well-being of British Columbia’s ChildrenProvincial Health Officer's Annual Report (1997): The Health and Well-being of British Columbia’s Children (PDF, 1.4MB)
This report focuses on the health and development of British Columbia's children and identifies actions to improve their health.

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