VCH Public Health works to improve the health and well-being of residents through preventing disease, promoting health, and prolonging life among the population as a whole.
Get a glimpse into some of the key issues and actions that our teams take to promote health and wellness in the Vancouver Coastal region. While this report only captures a fraction of the work that we undertake, we hope that it provides you with a better understanding of how Public Health supports you and your community in living longer and healthier lives.Go to our Restaurants & food safety section
to see a list of restaurant closures or find out how to apply for a food service permit.
Visit our immunizations page to learn how to protect you and your children from serious and potentially fatal infections and diseases like the flu, polio, diphtheria, measles and rubella.
Visit our Overdose prevention & response page to learn about opioids like fentanyl, W-18 and carfentanil. This page also includes information about how to recognize, prevent and reverse an overdose with naloxone.
Visit our Needle exchange page
for services that safely dispose of used needles, provide clean needles and supplies, and encourage safer injecting practices to stop the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases.