The Department of Pediatrics is a Center of Excellence in healthcare for neonates, infants, children and adolescents not just in British Columbia, but also nationally and internationally.
Child Health BC (CHBC) is a collaborative network bringing together partners from the five Health Authorities, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), the Ministries of Health Services, Children and Family Development, Education, and Healthy Living and Sport, the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine UBC, and other provincial agencies to optimize the health of children/youth and improve quality and accessibility to pediatric clinical health services province wide. The three primary roles of Child Health BC are to:
- provide leadership by offering direction and shaping the future of clinical child health services in BC,
- work in partnership with other organizations and stakeholders to achieve common goals, and
- advocate for the support of other organizations to achieve the best health care outcomes for children.
Child Health BC builds and strengthens regional capacity through the support of knowledge translation workshops, investment in capital projects and equipment for children and youth facilities in various communities, and other educational activities.