BC Rural Update is an e-newsletter of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).
RCCbc’s annual BC Rural Health Conference is returning to Nanaimo from May 24-26. Registration for this conference will open in February – early sign up is strongly recommended to secure a seat for an add-on course and/or a workshop with limited seating. Find out what’s on offer this year
Nominate your rural health providers for the 2019 BC Rural Health Awards
Do you know a fantastic rural health care team and/or rural physician who has done amazing work in your community? Do you want to celebrate a healthcare team that is providing grassroots, innovative virtual care to your population? Nominate these great people for a 2019 BC Rural Health Award!
Deadline is April 30 for leadership, rural research, global health partnership grant applications
The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) and the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) are accepting applications for funds to support rural physician research, global health partnership initiatives, and rural leadership development. Learn more about these three grants
Rural physicians address local community healthcare needs through RCCbc/JSC research grants
RCCbc RURAL RESEARCH STORIES – this article features the work being done by Dr. Onoura Odoh in Houston, BC and Dr. Paul Dhillon along the Sunshine Coast. Read about the work being done by Drs. Odoh and Dhillon
UBC undergrads collaborate with Kenyan rural development group to research family planning, gender-based violence services
RCCbc RURAL RESEARCH STORIES Submitted by Kelsey Furk
During the summer of 2018, UBC Medicine and Dietetics undergraduates worked with a local grassroots development group, Pamoja Community Organization, to conduct research about family planning, and gender-based violence knowledge and services in a rural subsistence farming and fishing community near Kisumu, Kenya. Read more about this bilateral global health research project
CODI app provides real-time intensivist support for rural ER providers
The app allows rural physicians in acute and critical care situations to reach out for support directly using their smartphone – there is no waiting time before you’re connected with an intensivist. Why is CODI attracting attention?
#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Longtime rural physician, Dr. David Shaw, retires
Excerpted from In the Loop
Dr. David Shaw is putting away the stethoscope after 35 years of rural generalist service in the BC communities of Logan Lake and Oliver.
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