Strategic Direction

In collaboration with our many valued partners and in alignment with government’s strategic direction, Island Health is transforming the health system to better meet the needs of the people we serve and support our vision of “Excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.”

B.C. Health Priorities

The Premier has provided strategic direction to the Minister of Health for British Columbia's health system and the strategic and operational priorities for the delivery of health services across the province. See the Premier’s Ministerial Mandate letter to Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Community Profiles

To support strategic planning and community engagement, Island Health has created Community Profiles for areas across Vancouver Island. These profiles describe community health, including many of the factors that contribute to and detract from health such as economic status, education, housing, justice and health services. Links to the summary profiles are provided below. For more detailed profiles and more information on data sources, please visit our Local Health Area Profiles site.

Campbell River Profile 
Comox Profile 
Cowichan Profile 
Greater Victoria Profile 
Gulf Islands Profile 
Ladysmith Profile 
Lake Cowichan Profile 
Mount Waddington Profile 
Nanaimo Profile 
Port Alberni Profile 
Qualicum / Parksville 
Saanich Profile 
Western Communities and Sooke Profile 
West Coast Profile