In order to better align our work with the strategic priorities of the Ministry of Health, our team was slightly reconfigured into more streamlined work themes, each led by a director:
- Provincial Health Promotion, Prevention, and Primary Care;
- Provincial Knowledge Transformation and Acute Care; and
- Provincial Registry, Surveillance, Performance, and Analytics.
We also welcomed many new staff to our team, with some replacing positions left open due to retirement, some filling existing vacancies, and others stepping into newly created roles. We have a full, very dedicated and hardworking team.
We continue to work closely and collaborate with many stakeholders, including BC Women’s Hospital, regional health authorities, First Nations Health Authority, the Ministry of Health, and professional associations to advance maternal and newborn health on a population level.
We ended 2015/16 with our successful Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies conference, which led us into the new fiscal year with a renewed sense of energy and commitment.