Series GR-3995 - Conversation on Health project records

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Conversation on Health project records

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  • 2006 - 2007 (Creation)

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13 cm of textual records and electronic records.

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The Ministry of Health was established in 1976 as the successor to the Dept. of Health (OIC 3199/76). The ministry was responsible for managing public health in the province. In 1977, the department was organized into three major programs for mental health, public health and special health programs. After 1980, the department had three programs: Preventive Services, Direct Community Care Services, and Hospital Programs. Two years later the names of the programs changed to: Community Care, Long Term Care, and Hospital Programs. In 1984 the department’s two programs were Preventive and Community Care Services and Institutional Services. These changed to Hospital Programs, Continuing Care Services, and Emergency Health Services in 1988. Responsibility for seniors was added to the Ministry of Health in 1989, and in 1996 the ministry was renamed Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors (OIC 203/96). In 2001, the functions of the ministry were divided between two new ministries: the Ministry of Health Services and the Ministry of Health Planning.

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The series documents the Conversation on Health, a public consultation established by the Ministry of Health to engage British Columbians in a dialogue about health care and to generate ideas relating to the health care system. The Conversation on Health was a year-long, public engagement initiative that used a variety of facilitation techniques and communication channels to reach as many British Columbians as possible to understand their issues and prepare for the future of health care in the province. This series includes records relating to the approval, planning and evaluation of the Conversation on Health project and records summarizing and assessing feedback from stakeholders such as individuals, patients, health care workers, professional associations, health organizations, First Nations, academics, and other interested parties from 2006-2007. These records were created and received under the authority of the Speech from the Throne on February 14, 2006 which established the operational responsibilities and functions of the creating agency. The Conversation on Health project was launched by the Premier and Minister of Health on September 28, 2006 at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

These records consist of correspondence, reports, presentations, briefing notes, project charters, fact sheets, news releases, and planning documents. They are arranged by event, subject or document type. The records are classified under the Conversation on Health ORS (schedule 191564). Records selected for transfer to the BC Archives classified under 26520-06 include symposium submissions and presentations documenting input to the international symposium on innovation in health care provision sponsored by the Conversation on Health.

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Transferred from the Ministry of Health in 2020.


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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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95-6015, 95-6752

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File 1 contains 2 CD-R computer discs entitled symposium ppt backdrop and symposium presentation.

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