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We’re Celebrating National Volunteer Week!

This year’s National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) focuses on The Value of One, The Power of Many, and reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by individuals and the magic that happens when we work together. As patient partners, you’ve voiced crucial perspectives and worked tirelessly with health care partners…

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Welcome to Our New Website!

As we continue to grow and patient engagement in BC evolves, we identified the need for a new site that is easier to navigate and more accessible for you. Here's where we'll answer your questions about the who, what, why and hows of this new website!

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Reflecting on the Last 10 Years – Thank you!

This past year marked 10 years since the Patient Voices Network was created and we want to take a moment to thank you for your time and dedication to improving health care in BC! Even though 2020 was a challenging year, we still found ways to mark this special…

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The 2021 Quality Awards Call for Nominations Has Launched!

Hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN,  the Quality Awards celebrate people and projects that have improved the quality of health care in BC – and you can nominate them! This year the awards will recognize projects within the five areas of care…

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PVN Spotlight: Meet the New O&A Members!

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest members of our Oversight and Advisory Committee! The O&A committee helps guide our work to support meaningful partnerships between patients and health care teams, with the focus of improving health care services in BC. To get to know them a little better, we…

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Welcome to PVN Connections Café!

You spoke and we listened! You told us being able to connect with one another was a high priority for you. PVN Connections Café will create social connections among oriented patient partners by offering opportunities for one-to-one get-togethers.** If you sign up, each month you will receive an email…

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Word in the Network: Meet the New PVN Manager!

We’re thrilled to introduce you to someone new who will be supporting patient engagement across BC! We asked them some questions to give you all an idea of who they are and why they were drawn to work in patient engagement. Chelsea Hochfilzer is PVN’s new manager. Her focus…

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Congrats to Betty Murray and Wendy Alston: Leaders in Advancing the Patient Voice in BC

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council revealed the winners of its 2020 Quality Awards, and we’re thrilled to have our patient partners Betty Murray and Wendy Alston as the winner and runner-up of the Leadership in Advancing the Patient Voice category! We’re also happy to see amazing projects that contributed to improving the quality of care. Learn more about them in this post!

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Our Volunteer Agreement Has Been Updated – Learn More!

You probably remember signing our Volunteer Agreement (VA) when you joined PVN, right? The VA is an essential tool to outline the responsibilities and supports available for volunteers, ensuring that they’re aware of the expectations when participating in engagements. After feedback, we decided to update the VA to make it even more helpful for everyone in our Network. Here we explain the changes and how they impact your participation as a patient partner.

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