Rural research grant applications due by Oct 30

If you’re planning to apply for either the Rural Physician Research Support Project grant, or the Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative grant, you must complete and send your application package to Adrienne Peltonen (apeltonen@rccbc.ca) by October 30.   The Rural Physician Research Support Project offers up to $10,000 per year to support the rural research work of BC family physicians that either live and … Continue reading

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

How can Quality Team Coaching strengthen your rural health care team?

Both coaching and quality improvement are popular topics of conversation in healthcare settings in BC at the moment; however, many offerings available to BC providers focus on individual coaching or quality within teams and projects. Despite the movement in rural healthcare towards both interprofessional team-based care and quality evaluation in health care, few programs coach highly effective … Continue reading

Report from the BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit now available

At the June 2020 BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit, participants were asked to contribute their thoughts, hopes, and ideas on how we might collectively strengthen rural healthcare in British Columbia.   Those ideas and recommendations for “Collective Actions for Positive Radical Change” are collected and summarized in the report for the summit which … Continue reading

RCME Community Program summer newsletter now available

The RCME Community Program team has officially implemented 66 of the 101 eligible RSA communities into the new program. To learn more about the activities of this group – including how to apply for SPIFI (Specialist, Sub-specialist, Indigenous, and Funding for Innovation), read the latest program newsletter now (PDF).