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Patient Partner Perspective: What I Learned from Being on the Oversight and Advisory Committee

[rt_reading_time label="Reading Time:" postfix="minutes"] As you may have heard, we are looking for four patient partner and two health care partner representatives to fill vacancies on PVN’s Oversight and Advisory Committee. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the Network. Share your voice at the table with other patient and health care partners as you collectively make decisions about PVN activities!

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Health Care Partner Perspective: Bringing Patient Voices into Health Technology

[rt_reading_time label="Reading Time:" postfix="minutes"] Health technology is a hot topic, particularly when it comes to patient engagement! We recently had the opportunity to connect with Selva Bayat from the Health Technology Assessment team to discuss how new incoming technologies are adopted within BC and what part patient engagement plays in their provincial expansion. The team has just released an engagement opportunity with PVN and is looking for your help!

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Patient Partner Perspective: Eric Gubby Relates His PVN Experience to his Aerospace Career

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”] As you have may have read about on our Engagement Opportunities page (or heard about on the radio!), there are vacancies on five of Island Health’s Quality Councils. These groups meet regularly to approve new standards of care, review patient experiences, identify improvements, and…

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The Challenges of Managing a Network: Patient Partner and Engagement Leader Perspectives

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”] Patient Partner Charles Lee and Engagement Leader Jami Brown recently attended the 2018 Networks Leadership Symposium in Vancouver, BC. This year, the symposium was themed “Networks as Balancing Acts: Managing Inherent Tensions?”. The purpose of this event was to encourage participants to explore a range…

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Quality Award Winner Update: Delia Cooper Brings People with Chronic Conditions Together

PVN Patient Partner Delia Cooper won the Leadership in Advancing the Patient Voice Award in the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s 2017 Quality Awards. Delia was recognized for her dedicated volunteerism supporting those with arthritis and other chronic conditions. Quality Award winners each receive a $2,500 sponsorship…

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Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.