The Kootenay Boundary Patient Advisory Committee & Community (PACC) has been providing input on health care in the Kootenay Boundary region since 2019. How is the PACC structured to play this vital role?
“What matters to you?” is a simple question that can have a big impact on quality of care. When providers have conversations about what really matters to patients, caregivers and families, they build meaningful relationships and advance person- and family-centred care.
The IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation is a tool used in decision-making. We've created a new resource, IAP2 Spectrum: Defining Expectations that helps simplify how to categorize engagement opportunities.
When Patient Voices Network patient partner Aline Silva saw the chance to combine her passion for health care with her experiences as a patient, she jumped at the chance. Aline’s dedication to patient engagement has gone global through her connections to Brazil and Canada. One of our Engagement Leaders, Jami Brown, chatted with Aline about her experiences.
National Volunteer Week is from April 24 – 30 – let’s take a moment to reflect on the great work that patient partners have contributed over the years and send them all a huge thank you! We’ve gathered special thank you messages from across the province to share.
It’s important that engagement opportunities are meaningful for both health care and patient partners. To support this, we’re pleased to share the new Health Care Partner Commitments which was created with input from health care and patient partners who participate through PVN.
In March 2021, we launched our new PVN website designed to connect, learn about and share the impact of partnerships to improve health care in BC. We’re taking a look at how we can continue to make it even better.
Last summer, we kicked off a deep dive into what and how we monitor and evaluate when it comes to Patient Voices Network activity. We know it’s important for everyone involved in patient engagement efforts to reflect on and make note of what is working well, what could be improved and what’s happening as a result of patient and public participation in health system improvement.