Effective policy determines how decisions are made at the local, national, and international level. The CCH helps to ensure that policies consider health implications across a wide array of organisms, individuals and systems. We do this through evaluation of the science-base for policy development as well identifying appropriate institutional roles. Examples of policy consultations include:

  • British Columbia Foot-and-Mouth Disease forum and workshop
  • Infection control practices in feedlot cattle to reduce or prevent antimicrobial resistance
  • Examining the potential impacts of American bullfrogs on drinking water quality
  • Bovine tuberculosis surveillance program in British Columbia’s wild cervids
  • Disease management in endangered species
  • Impacts of management decisions on risks of wildlife shedding zoonotic protozoa into a watershed
  • Public health and wildlife rabies
  • Marine protected area selection
  • Translocation of fish and wildlife
  • Environmental impact of drugs