Policy

Everybody deserves a chance to be healthy. BCHLA works to advance and support health-promoting policies, environments, programs and services so that British Columbians have more opportunities to be healthier.

BCHLA's policy agenda centers on efforts that address the common risk factors of chronic disease and underlying determinants that contribute significantly to cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes.

BCHLA has four evidence-based papers that inform our policy work:

In addition to these foundational papers BCHLA also regularly produces submissions and policy position statements which are listed below.

Through government relations, BCHLA advances healthy public policy; we are working with government and holding them accountable to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease.

We have much to be proud of. The BC Government has made substantive progress since BCHLA first formed in 2003. Nevertheless, there are challenges ahead if BC is to narrow the large gap between the healthiest British Columbians and those who suffer from ill health.

We look forward to continuing our work with government and other stakeholders on making British Columbia a healthier place for all.