We focus on health risks associated with the physical environment and identify evidence-based interventions to reduce those risks. Current topic areas include food safety, drinking water, built environment, outdoor air, and personal service establishments.
What we do
Working with environmental health practitioners, policy makers, and researchers, we identify priority issues, collect information, and produce relevant documents and directories that can be used in practice and policy.
Our dedicated, experienced team is committed to our Centre's functions:
- synthesize, translate, and exchange knowledge
- identify key gaps in research and practice knowledge
- build capacity through networks of environmental health practitioners, policy makers, and researchers in Canada and internationally
Through our regular and ongoing scans of environmental health priorities in Canada, we identify needs and gaps which in turn form the basis of our work plan. We always invite feedback, including suggested document topics.
Our website showcases our activities and products. Major sections include:
- Environmental Health Needs & Gaps
- Evidence-Based Practice & Policy
- Professional Development
- How Environmental Health is Organized in Canada
Please check out our website and let us know how we can support your work.
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
400 East Tower
555 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia