The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) initiated the Reducing Health Inequities: A Health System Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention project to identify the actions the health system can take towards reducing health inequities. Three underserved populations were indentified for the focus of this work: immigrants, refugees, and individuals transitioning into and out of the corrections system. An engagement process was undertaken with a wide range of key stakeholders from across BC representing health authorities, government, and community organizations to collectively put forward recommendations for action to reduce health inequities and improve the quality and accessibility of the health system's policies, programs and services.
Provincial Health Services Authority, (2011). Towards Reducing Health Inequities: A Health System Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention. A Discussion Paper. Vancouver, BC: Population & Public Health, Provincial Health Services Authority.