Provincial healthcare partners collaborate on vision, actions for rural and provincial primary care networks

  On January 27 – 29, multiple healthcare stakeholders partners – including those bringing perspectives of provincial policymakers, health administrators, health professionals, academics, and citizens and linked sectors (non-profits, and industry) – met to seek out areas of synergy and alignment for primary and community care integration in rural BC. … Continue reading

Community paramedicine expands in BC

Submitted by BC Emergency Health Services Community Paramedicine Initiative In late April, Health Minister Terry Lake announced the initial 73 rural and remote communities that will welcome community paramedicine, a program offering BC residents enhanced health services and paramedics more opportunities to provide patient care. Under this program, paramedics will … Continue reading

JSC funds indigenous cultural competency training for rural physicians

Dr. John Pawlovich helping Takla Landing residents prepare moose meat after a successful hunt. The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) is providing one-time funding of $100,000 to enable rural physicians access to cultural competency training that supports better healthcare delivery for rural First Nations and Aboriginal patients. “Cultural … Continue reading