MHO Publications

Links to a variety of printable resources from the Medical Health Officer and Public Health Department. (All publications are in PDF format)

Annual Report 2009/2010:

Report of the Chief Medical Health Officer on the Health Status of Vancouver Island Residents

Infant Mortality Reports

Infant Mortality Report 2013-2015 
Infant Mortality Report 2012 to 2014 
Infant Mortality Report 2011 to 2013 
Infant Mortality Report 2009-2011 

Community Health Topics

The Health Implications of Artificial Turf with Crumb Rubber Infill (2015) 
Special Report on Drinking Water (2014) 
James Bay Sulphur Dioxide Levels 2012 
James Bay Sulphur Dioxide Levels 2011
Health Assessment of Air Quality in James Bay 
2009 James Bay Air Quality Study - Phase III (2009) 
James Bay Air Quality Study Phase II (Feb 2009) Report on the Results of CALPUFF Air Quality Dispersion Modeling 2007 
James Bay Air Quality Study Phase I (Feb 2008) Report on the Results of Field Monitoring 2007 
Environmental Determinants of Health Annual Report (2008) 
Capital Regional District Report (2006) Report to Health Facilities Planning Committee

Community Health Topics

West Coast Coming Together Forum May 31 2018 
From the Group Up Harm Reduction within Island Health June 17 2014 
How Healthy is Ladysmith Ladysmith Community Health Centre Rounds May 21 2014 
Nobody Owns Health AVICC April 12 2014 
Health and Wellbeing Alberni Clayoquot Regional District LG Workshop May 9 2014 
Putting Nanaimo's Children First Vancouver Island University February 16 2015 
Poverty Reduction Forum January 22 2015 
Health and Wellbeing in Oceanside and the Contribution of Primary Care GP for Me Community Health Forum Parksville June 17 2014 
Our Cowichan Community Conversation October 23 2014 
MHO Reports to SD 70 Board of Education May 12 2015 Port Alberni 
MHO Reports to SD 79 Board of Education June 2 2015 Duncan 
MHO Reports to Sd 69 Board of Education June 23 2015 Parksville 
MHO Reports to SD 68 Board of Education April 1 2015 Nanaimo 
Using Big Data to do Big Things (2015) 
Child Injury Poster - Tip of the Iceberg (2006) 
Decision for Montreaux Specialized Residential Facility for Eating Disorders (1999)

Communicable Disease topics

I-Track Survey- Central-North Island (2010) Monitoring Trends in the Prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis C, and Associated Risk Behaviors Among People who Inject Drugs in Central and North Vancouver Island 
I-Track Postcard Central- North Island 
M- Track Report (2008) Monitoring Trends in the Prevalence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Associated Risk Behaviours Among Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and other Men who have Sex with Men 
Testing M-Track Postcard 
Infection Rates M- Track Postcard 
General Health M-Track Postcard 
Closing the Gap (2006) Integrated HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Strategic Directions 
I Track Survey- Victoria (2006) Risk Behaviours and Prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis C Among People Who Inject Drugs 
I-Track Special Study - South Island (2009) Monitoring Trends in the Prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis C and Associated Risk Behaviours Among People who Inject Drugs in Victoria, BC

Harm Reduction topics

MHO report to Nanaimo council on overdoses – February 2018 
Report Submission to Provincial Liquor Policy Review 2013 Dr. Richard Stanwick 
Preventing Harm from Substance Use (2012) Dr. Charmaine Enns 
Preventing Harm from Substance Use (2009) Dr. Murray Fyfe 
Understanding the Social Determinants of Health Discussion Paper (2006) Dr. Richard Stanwick 
Understanding the Social Determinants of Health Presentation (2006) Dr. Richard Stanwick 
Health Inequalities, What They Are and Why They Matter (2006) Dr. Michael Hayes 
Inequalities in the Social and Economic Determinants of Health (2006) Professor Phillipa Howden-Chapman 
Social Determinants of Health Group Summary (2006)

Injury Control Topics

Motor Vehicle Collision Report (2013) Dr. Richard Stanwick