Real-time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways for pediatrics, maternity + babies now available

There are two new Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways available for BC healthcare providers supporting rural, remote and Indigenous communities who are seeking just-in-time advice and compassionate support.   CHARLiE – pediatrics (Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically)  Through the Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically (CHARLiE) pathway, rural physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses can reach out … Continue reading

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. This interprofessional team consists of Ob/Gyns, Drs. Dawid Janse van Rensburg and Kirsti Ziola, family physicians Drs. Carla … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

RCCbc snapshots on Instagram

The first half of the year was busy at the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc)! We hosted two conferences, convened two multistakeholder meetings on physician resiliency and sharing rural innovation, contributed to the SRPC’s annual Rural and Remote Medical Course, and supported and attended events hosted by several of … Continue reading

Western provinces call for rural networks, interprofessional collaborative practice to support rural maternity and surgical services

A white paper issued by the Western Provinces Collaborative on Sustainable Rural Maternity and Surgical Services (WPC) is calling on rural providers, planners, and other health care stakeholders to curb and reverse the loss of rural maternity and surgical services through the development of geographic rural health service delivery networks … Continue reading