This past January 27-29, a Provincial Health Care Partners’ Planning Retreat was collaboratively planned by BC’s Joint Collaborative Committees (JCCs), the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), and the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc). Using an appreciative inquiry (AI) approach within the health partners framework (see illustration), the groups brought together key organizations in British Columbia to explore how to best enable “[c]hanges that lead to improved patient and community health outcomes…[through] the ongoing practice of talking together, planning together, and weaving our collective wisdom and insights to co-create a new way forward together.”
The final summary report produced from discussions held at this retreat is now available. The document briefly overviews the retreat process and provides a summary of the strategic actions and commitments from the Health Care Partners that are encapsulated and expressed in a Living Strategic Framework. This framework was created to facilitate ongoing dialogue and deliberation about the improvements and innovation necessary for BC’s health care system and is “living” in the sense that it is expected to be dynamic, incorporating improvements, learnings and refinements over time, while also maintaining stable and sustainable pathways for responding to needs and opportunities.
A separate report about the relationship assessment exercise used at the gathering was produced by consultants at bethink and is added as an appendix to the summary report.
Videos collected from the gathering are now available online: