PSBC collaborates with frontline leaders in community, primary care, and acute care settings across the province, as well as the Ministry of Health, health authorities, and national organizations to lead the development and implementation of best practice initiatives that promote healthy pregnancies and healthy infants.
Perinatal Services BC recognizes the values of and celebrates Aboriginal cultures and traditions. Our Provincial Lead, Aboriginal Health continues to lead efforts to foster culturally appropriate and inclusive perinatal services for Aboriginal peoples across the province and to ensure that an Aboriginal perspective of health is addressed throughout any program.
PSBC is responsible for the coordination and education of screening in BC and manages three provincial screening programs:
- Prenatal Genetic Screening Program;
- Newborn Screening Program; and
- Biliary Atresia Home Screening Program.
Perinatal Services BC supports primary maternity care and promotes interdisciplinary collaborative practice, providing ongoing clinical consultation on initiatives that impact primary maternity care. These initiatives include data collection and analysis, guideline development, knowledge translation, and system planning. PSBC also works closely with the Divisions of Family Practice (Doctors of BC) and the Midwives Association of BC.