Collaborative framework introduced to support Covid-19, critical care response in rural BC

On April 20, the BC government announced practical supports for an evolving collaborative framework that will support people living in BC’s rural, remote, and Indigenous communities in accessing critical healthcare services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond into the future. This framework recognizes the unique needs of rural BC by addressing concerns such as transportation, culturally safe care, and accommodation options for people accessing care in other communities. This, as Dr. Daniele Behn-Smith, Aboriginal Health Physician … Continue reading

The Waiting Room Challenge

Submitted by Stephanie Schindler, Y4 MD student This year, BC Transplant celebrates its 50th anniversary and with it an incredible milestone of 5000 life-saving organ donations and transplants to date. Significant strides have been made towards increasing the number of organ donors with more than 1.35 million British Columbians currently … Continue reading

Final summary report from Provincial Health Care Partners’ Planning Retreat now available

  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 … Continue reading