RCCbc Grant Helps Rural BC Doctor & Partners Breathe New Life Into Ghana’s Biomedical Equipment Infrastructure

Application Deadline for Next Round of Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative Grants is October 31 “Welcome to the graveyard,” says Dr. Dominic Akaateba, an internal medicine specialist in Wa, northern Ghana.   His ironic sentiment becomes clear as he peels back a bedsheet to reveal stacks of unused and broken-down medical equipment, including oximeters, incubators, and anesthesia machines, that … Continue reading

Deadlines Fast Approaching for RCCbc and REAP Grants and Bursaries

RCCbc’s Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative: April 30 Deadline   The Rural Global Health Partnership Initiative offers grants to support partnerships between rural BC physicians or medical trainees who are committed to rural service and underserved communities in British Columbia (BC), Canada, and in developing countries. The goals of this initiative are to: Enhance capacity for generalism in … Continue reading

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