Member, Baby Friendly Practice Council – Fraser Health

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Having a healthy start to life increases the chance for infants to thrive and mothers to be supported through their care experience. The Fraser Health Baby Friendly Practice Council are seeking two patient partners to share their new parent experience as they work to enhance the support given to families across Fraser Health for a healthy start.

Open to: Patient partner from Fraser Health communities

Date
20210116

Volunteer Opportunity

Having a healthy start to life increases the chance for infants to thrive and mothers to be supported through their care experience. The Fraser Health Baby Friendly Practice Council are seeking two patient partners to share their new parent experience as they work to enhance the support given to families across Fraser Health for a healthy start.

Lead Organization/Department

Maternal, Infant, Child & Youth Program, Fraser Health

Aim

The committee is active in improving maternal and infant health outcomes through working together across Fraser Health hospitals and public health, helping care teams use best practices for a healthy start.

Patient advisors will be an equal partner at the table, providing their lived experience into resource development, health care service enhancements and public education.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.

Eligibility

Patient Advisors from Fraser Health Communities who:
• Has recent (within two years) experience having a baby within Fraser Health, at one of Fraser Health’s eight maternity services hospitals
• Are positive and solution-focused
• Are comfortable working in a team environment
• Are confident and able to share your thoughts and lived experience in a clear, concise way

*An asset if you have used public health services prenatally, postpartum, or both.

**Please note: A remote Meet the Greet with the team will be conducted to decide who to invite onto the committee.

Logistics

• Vacancies: 2
• Date/Time: Jan. 26 from 9:00 -12:30, March 3 from 9:00 -12:30, May 20 from 9:00 -12:30, September 14 from 9:00 -12:30, Nov 24 from 9:00 -12:30
• Location: Currently, all meetings will be held virtually
• Commitment: 4 times a year, two-year term (with a one-year check in)

Reimbursement

None expected at this time.

Background

The Baby Friendly Practice Council has regional members including nurses, managers, clinical nurse educators, patient care coordinators, dieticians, and other health representatives. A terms of reference is attached.

Interested?

Open to patient partners from Fraser Health communities

If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

Deadline
January 16, 2021