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  • Short and long term drinking water advisories that are in place in First Nation communities on reserve located in Canada. Drinking water advisories are preventive measures put in place to protect public health from drinking water that could be contaminated. In a First Nation community, a drinking water advisory can affect as little as one building and does not always represent a community-wide drinking water problem. Drinking water advisories are put in place for various reasons. For instance, a community may issue an advisory if there are problems in the overall water system, such as line breaks, equipment failure, or poor filtration/disinfection during water treatment. Communities may also choose to issue a drinking water advisory as a precautionary measure, such as when there are emergency repairs in the water distribution system or if a community does not have a trained Water System Operator or Community-based Drinking Water Quality Monitor in place.

  • The Open Database of Healthcare Facilities (ODHF) is a collection of open data containing the names, types, and locations of health facilities across Canada. It is released under the Open Government License - Canada. The ODHF compiles open, publicly available, and directly-provided data on health facilities across Canada. Data sources include regional health authorities, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, and public health and professional healthcare bodies. This database aims to provide enhanced access to a harmonized listing of health facilities across Canada by making them available as open data. This database is a component of the Linkable Open Data Environment (LODE).

  • The data contained in the dashboard describes the COVID-19 cases and deaths by province and health regions. The values displayed in the charts and when clicking on the polygon of a province on the map are provided by the Public Health Infobase, managed by the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch of the Public Health Agency of Canada. The values displayed when clicking on the polygon of a health region are provided by the Open Data Working Group of the University of Toronto. This data is verified and conditioned by Natural Resources Canada and Statistics Canada. The values displayed in the "Cases by Age and Sex" chart is provided by Statistics Canada.

  • FluWatch is Canada's national surveillance system that monitors the spread of flu and flu-like illnesses on an on-going basis. Activity Level surveillance is a component of FluWatch that provides an overall assessment of the intensity and geographical spread of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases, influenza-like-illness (ILI) and reported outbreaks for a given surveillance region. Activity Levels are assigned and reported by Provincial and Territorial Ministries of Health. A surveillance region can be classified under one of the four following categories: no activity, sporadic, localized or widespread. For a description of the categories, see the data dictionary resource. For more information on flu activity in Canada, see the FluWatch report. (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza/influenza-surveillance/weekly-influenza-reports.html) Note: The reported activity levels are a reflection of the surveillance data available to FluWatch at the time of production. Delays in reporting of data may cause data to change retrospectively.

  • Health Authority (HA) boundaries. 2018 boundary configuration The HAs are a mutually exclusive and exhaustive classification of the land area in BC. HAs are contiguous (land area is geographically adjacent) and fit within an existing geographical hierarchy, e.g., cannot violate lower-level geography boundaries such as the Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDA) and Local Health Area (LHA).

  • This dataset provides information which is currently displayed on the Residential Care Programs Map. The intent of the [Residential Care Programs Map](https://moh.apps.gov.bc.ca/alrc/) is to provide an online resource to assist families searching for all types of care under the Residential Care Regulation, including long term care, community living, hospice, acquired brain injury, mental health, substance use and child and youth residential care. Information is listed by care type, licensee, name of facility, address, city and maximum capacity. This dataset includes both publicly subsidized and private paid facilities. New licensed residential care facilities are added as they become operational. The dataset is updated biweekly.

  • Organizations in BC that are involved in the business of preparing, preserving, compounding and dispensing drugs in accordance with prescriptions prepared by licensed physicians. Definition is protected by Copyright by Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles County, Inc. (https://211taxonomy.org/subscriptions/#agreement)

  • This dataset provides information which is currently displayed on the Assisted Living Programs Map. The intent of the [Assisted Living Programs Map](https://moh.apps.gov.bc.ca/alrc/) is to provide an online resource to assist families searching for all types of assisted living services, including seniors, mental health and supportive recovery. Information is listed by service type, registrant, name of residence, address, city and maximum capacity. This dataset includes both publicly subsidized and private paid residences. New registered assisted living residences are added as they become operational. The dataset is updated biweekly.

  • Medical institutions in BC that provide diagnostic and treatment services for people whose illnesses or injuries require that they occupy a bed for at least one night. Hospitals can be distinguished by the level of care they offer (general acute, subacute, extended acute care) and the medical conditions in which they may specialize (specialty hospitals). Definition is protected by Copyright by Information and Referral Federal of Los Angeles County, Inc (https://211taxonomy.org/subscriptions/#agreement)

  • Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA) boundaries. 2018 boundary configuration. Sixteen areas covering the province used to provide program delivery and services. The HSDAs are a mutually exclusive and exhaustive classification of the land area in BC. HSDAs are contiguous (land area is geographically adjacent) and fit within a geographical hierarchy structure, e.g., cannot violate higher-level geography boundaries Health Authorities (HA).