Health Authority Support

Health authorities can support local governments by providing advice and expertise on health, acting as a resource for local government staff and elected officials to develop healthy public policy, providing community health profiles, and facilitating opportunities and partnerships to work together on joint healthy community actions.  You might already have relationships with your health authority. If not, the contacts and links below are a good place to start.

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Community Development team is committed to supporting First Nations driven planning journeys and the development of Health and Wellness Plans through a community or Nation-based approach. The Health and Wellness Plan is a pathway guiding the way forward. It is grounded in community values, culture and traditions, and charts community or Nation practices moving forward to enhance health and well-being. 

The Healthier Community Partnership Initiative (HCP) is Fraser Health’s commitment to working with municipalities and community organizations to create healthy environments where citizens live, work, learn, and play.

The Interior Health Healthy Communities Initiative aims to improve health and wellness by working collaboratively with local governments and community partners to create policies and environments that support good health.

The Island Health Region spans from the Capital Region in the south, to Port Hardy and Kingcome Inlet in the north, and includes eight regional districts, 36 municipalities and 50 First Nations communities.

Through Northern Health’s Partnering for Healthier Communities work, NH is committed to support communities as they work towards building healthier communities.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is involved with local government – First Nations, municipal, and regional – on many different initiatives, from formal initiatives with elected leaders to front-line collaboration.