Conducting Health Research & Evaluation

Whether conducted by individuals or by larger organizations, health research enriches our understanding of how the healthcare system can be improved to help residents achieve and maintain optimal health. Use these resources to enrich your understanding as you contribute to the dialogue around healthcare in B.C.

Data Access - Health Data Central

The Data Management and Stewardship branch (DMS) of the Ministry of Health is responsible for processing most of the application for data access for a legally authorized purpose. The majority of requests processed by DMS are requests submitted by other provincial health organizations, other public bodies, or eligible researchers.

Health and Human Services Library

The Health and Human Services Library provides access to health and social sciences information for staff and contractors from both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Child and Family Development.

Health Reports & Publications

The province provides numerous Health publications and reports to guide professionals and policy-makers in their work, as well as to inform members of the general public.