Rural Research Roundup

Newly Published Rural Health Research & Resources 

Supporting consulting paediatrics in rural, remote, or vulnerable communities in British Columbia: Time for national collaboration

Authors: Drs. Kirsten Miller, Alexander Benny, and Jennifer Retallack
Journal: Paediatrics and Child Health

Distributed education enables distributed economic impact: the economic contribution of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine to communities in Canada

Authors: Drs. J. Hogenbirk, D. Robinson, and Rorger Strasser
Publication: Health Economics Review

Rural Health Service Decision Guide 2021

Author: Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
Publication: CIHI website

Reimagining Primary Health Care Workforce in Rural and Underserved Settings

Authors: Drs. Roger Strasser and Sarah Strasser
Publication: World Bank website

Walking the Talk: Reimagining Primary Health Care After COVID-19

Author: The World Bank Group
Publication: World Bank Open Knowledge Repository

Upcoming Rural Research Events

Circle November for RCCbc’s 2nd Annual BC Rural Health Research Exchange

Back by popular demand, RCCbc is thrilled to announce that its BC Rural Health Research Exchange (BCRHRx) will return for a second year in the latter half of November. Details for the event, including the actual date, are still being worked out, but one thing is certain: The BCRHRx, filled with brief, rapid-style research presentations and open discussions, will help rural health researchers connect and share the latest rural health research occurring in British Columbia. If you’d like to present your recent rural health research, contact BCRHRx’s organizer, Jason Curran. Watch this space for more information and have a look at the incredible presentations delivered at last year’s the incredible presentations delivered at last year’s event here. 

Call for Abstracts

SRPC’s Rural & Remote 2022 Planning Committee Now Accepting Abstracts

Submit your abstracts for the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada’s annual conference, Rural and Remote 2022. This in-person event is in the calendar for April 21, 2022, in Ottawa, Ontario. The planning committee is currently accepting abstracts for the three types of presentations: Session/workshop presentation, research oral presentation, and research poster presentation. These presentations can be related to any aspect of health and healthcare in a rural and remote setting, and will undergo peer review by the planning committee and/or the SRPC research committee. The earliest deadline for presentations is September 30, 2021. For more information, or to submit your abstract, visit SRPC’s website.

Call for Research Participants

Reminder! Rural Research Participants Sought for UBC-O Study on Mental Health, Climate Change & COVID-19

Don’t forget to take part in (or share) the study, “Mental Health, Climate Change Events and COVID-19, led by Dr. Nelly Oelke, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia (UBC)–Okanagan! The study is examining the mental health impacts of climate change events, such as wildfires, smoke, and flooding) on rural British Columbians. Participants must be 15 years of age or older, and live, work, or go to school in or around a rural region of British Columbia. Items, such as photos, drawings, stories, poems, and collages, which capture or reflect your experiences, may be submitted. For more information, or to participate, visit the study’s website.