Centres for disease control: the British Columbia experience

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Location OnlineIn-person

Megan Oakey, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) talks about the functions, priorities and models of engagement of the BCCDC.

The Australian Government is implementing a centre for disease control (CDC) to improve our response to public health emergencies. The Australian CDC will work with the public health sector, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, priority populations, First Nations Australians and other community groups.

The British Columbia (Canada) CDC has a similar model of engagement, and we have an opportunity to learn from their system. Megan Oakey from the BCCDC, a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority, will speak about how they engage with the community in injury prevention specifically, but also more broadly across other public health and chronic disease issues.