Disease and Injury Prevention

At HealthLink BC, we know that taking care of yourself and those closest to you is very important. Being proactive in preventing diseases and injuries will help you and your loved ones live happier and healthier lives. To assist you, we have gathered a variety of helpful resources you can use in your daily life.

Featured Topics

Keeping Kids Healthy and Safe

These topics contain lots of great information and tips about the major health and safety concerns for parents of children between birth and 5 years of age.

Lifestyle Changes that May Prevent Cancer

There are some basic things we can all do to dramatically reduce our risk of cancer. This article goes over them and provides tips on making these lifestyles changes permanent.

Handwashing

Washing your hands often and properly is one simple and effective way to prevent catching or spreading diseases.

Early Disease Detection

Not all diseases can be prevented, but the best defense is early detection. This topic is about methods for detecting diseases and provides information about screening tests used to detect diseases early on.

Immunization Schedule

Immunizations are important for people of all ages. Learn more to help you decide the best time for you and your family to be immunized.

Useful Websites

BC PharmaCare - BC Smoking Cessation Program

The BC Smoking Cessation Program helps people stop smoking or using other tobacco products by assisting them with the cost of smoking cessation aids. The program is open to B.C. residents who wish to stop smoking or using other tobacco products. To learn more about the program click on the link below.

WorkSafe BC

This is the area of the B.C. government dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of B.C. The Safety at Work section of the WorkSafe BC website offers workers across many industries information about preventing injury and illness while on the job.

ImmunizeBC

ImmunizeBC works to improve the health of British Columbians and reduce the number of infections by vaccine-preventable diseases by providing information on immunizations to individuals, families, and health care providers. They also provide tools to make it easier for B.C. families to get immunized. ImmunizeBC offers a reminder tool that will deliver immunization reminders to your mobile phone. You can get reminders before your child's 2, 4, 6, 12, and 18 month immunizations are due, or receive a reminder for any scheduled appointments with your health care provider.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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