March 2021 Newsletter

BC Rural Update is an e-newsletter of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) Latest Articles   BC Rural Health Conference Just Around the Corner  Register now for the Rural Coordination Centre of BC’s (RCCbc) BC Rural Health Conference (RHC) on May 29 and 30. The online format for this year’s event will … Continue reading

This Month in the “Rural Health Innovation Station”: The Story of Hope

Rural communities are unique, but often face similar health and social inequities that lead to poorer health outcomes. To address these gaps, many communities develop grassroots “innovations”—models, programs, initiatives, approaches and work-arounds—to improve citizens’ health and wellbeing. RCCbc’s Rural Site Visits team is curating these innovations on our Rural Health Innovations website. Each month in our newsletter, we tell you about one of these innovations to inspire you—and maybe even … Continue reading

Real-Time Virtual Support Program Featured at Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians National Grand Rounds

“Virtual providers” with the Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide free and friendly advice to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and midwives in rural, remote and First Nations communities across British Columbia (BC). Since their launch in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, RTVS pathways are fast replacing old barriers … Continue reading

Get to Know RCCbc-ers! Read the RCCbc Team Spotlight Series

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is filled to the brim with talented, dedicated and diverse people who are passionate about improving the health of rural people and communities—you really have to meet them! To introduce our intrepid teammates, we recently launched a new series, “Team Spotlight”, where they explain what they do at RCCbc, why they do it, and what … 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

“Bring an Open Heart”: Cultural Safety Training Inspires Physician’s Journey of Self-Discovery

Cultural safety is paramount to the work of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc). Recently, our Rural Site Visits project team, which is visiting all 201 RSA communities across British Columbia to develop a deeper understanding of citizens’ experiences with the healthcare system, hosted a four-part Cultural Safety Workshop with Cultural Safety Facilitator, Harley Eagle.   Harley has a profound ability to draw … Continue reading