BC Rural Update is an e-newsletter of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc).
New developments in Real-Time Virtual Support for rural and remote physicians in BC
In the fall of 2018, the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) generously supported a pilot phase of CODI in order to learn more about how this innovative Real-Time Virtual Support pathway might support rural and remote patients and providers.
With the successful conclusion of the pilot, we are now asking: where do we go from here? How could (and should) real-time virtual supports evolve to best serve providers and patients? Discover what’s next for Real-Time Virtual Supports
Join us in Penticton May 29-31 for the BC Rural Health Conference!
We’re bringing the BC Rural Health Conference back to Penticton on the weekend of May 29-31, 2020! Join us in the beautiful Okanagan for another fantastic weekend of networking, learning, and relaxing. Join the RHC conference email list
Evaluating the multiple impacts of the Rural Surgical and Obstretrical Networks in BC’s Interior
The evaluation framework [for RSON] is rooted in four evaluation streams looking at Facilities outcomes, Population Health Outcomes, Network Structure and Function, and Cost-Effectiveness. Learn about how RSON is integrating evaluation into its activities
RCCbc welcomes new staff
As RCCbc continues to nurture along several rural health projects and initiatives, we’ve been fortunate to recruit amazing people with a wide breadth of experience in managing large and complex projects. Find out more about our new staff
NEEP now accepting applications for 2020 cohorts
Submitted by Dr. Kevin McMeel
NEEP is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2020 (April 6 – June 6) and Fall 2020 (Sept 7 – Nov 27) cohorts – to apply for these fellowships, complete the following application form and submit it by the noted deadline. Click for more info about NEEP
Rural clinicians invited to apply for Rural Scholars positions
Submitted by Dr. Ilona Hale
Rural BC health professionals are invited to apply for up to two (2) positions in the Rural Scholars Program before December 1, 2019. Each position is part-time (0.2 FTE). Learn more about the Rural Scholars program
Foundry calls for Expressions of Interest from community organizations serving youth
Submitted by Jamie Ignatio
Foundry is currently inviting Expressions of Interest from communities interested in establishing a Foundry centre. Non-profit and health and social system agencies serving youth are eligible to submit an EOI through foundrybc.ca/expansion2019 by November 26, 2019. Learn more about this opportunity
More input needed on Physician Burdens
Submitted by Doctors of BC
Earlier this year, Doctors of BC sought physician input on the increasing demands impacting you and your practice. Given the complexity of these issues and your perspectives on these, Doctors of BC will soon be doing a second round of engagement. Provide your feedback
#WalkOnTheRuralSide – Dr. Glenn Fedor
Dr. Glenn Fedor received an Award of Excellence in Rural Medicine, Lifetime Achievement this year at RCCbc’s BC Rural Health Conference in Nanaimo.
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