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The Terrace Women’s Wellness Group is one of four 2020 BC Rural Health Award recipients!

Terrace Women’s Wellness Group recognized with 2020 BC Rural Health Award

RCCbc is pleased to announce that the Terrace Women’s Wellness Group – which provides support for women’s reproductive health in BC’s Pacific Northwest – is the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence for Team-based Rural Maternity Care. Learn more about this extraordinary team

2020 BC Rural Health Awards recognize three Lifetime Achievement recipients

Left to right: Dr. Mike Kenyon, Dr. Tracy Morton and sons, Dr. Bruce Nicolson

RCCbc is proud to announce the three recipients of its Award of Excellence in Rural Medicine: Lifetime Achievement. This year, the three rural physicians we are honouring are Dr. Mike Kenyon (Nanaimo/Terrace), Dr. Tracy Morton (Queen Charlotte City), and Dr. Bruce Nicolson (100 Mile House). Read more about these dedicated rural doctors

Student-led RISE program helps reduce patient isolation, loneliness

The Student Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) at the time, asked rural physician members of the SRPC how medical students could provide support to rural Canada during the pandemic. The answer? Reach out to rural patients and alleviate their social isolation during the pandemic by offering emotional support and companionship through weekly phone calls. Discover how your patients can access RISE

Peer support in uncertain times

Submitted by UBC Rural Continuing Professional Development (RCPD)

Under Dr. Bruce Hobson’s leadership, CAMP has made improvements to ensure the program is easily accessible to rural physicians who need peer support now more than ever. Increased optional skill development opportunities for mentor/coaches are available, and the onboarding process has been streamlined to facilitate strong matches just in time. How can CAMP support you during the pandemic?

Call for rural communities to contribute to tech usage survey

Submitted by the Rural Health Equity through Social Enterprise and Technology Synergies (RHE-SETS)

This study – Rural and Remote Communities’ Technological Usage during Covid-19 Pandemic – is being done by UBC researchers through the Institute for Health Living and Chronic Disease Prevention. Your participation will help determine the impact of COVID-19 on rural communities. Complete the survey and be entered to win prizes!

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