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Word in the Network: The Power of Four Words

PVN has a number of partners in the province who believe in the power of asking what matters, listening to what matters and doing what matters. Individuals and organizations across the world and right here in BC have joined efforts to bring this initiative to the forefront of peoples’ minds.

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This Week’s Top 5 Resources – June 9

We encourage health care providers to have routine “What Matters to You?” conversations with the people they support or care for. Watch this short video of organizations and people around the world coming together and asking these four powerful words. Whether you are a patient in the health care…

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Regional Round-Up – June 9

This week, we’re focusing on regional examples of “What Matters to You?” Please contact your Engagement Leader if you have any stories to share! Fraser – Vancouver Coastal The best in health care uphold values like respect, caring, and trust, which align with international “What Matters to You?” Day. This…

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The Power of Four Words: “What Matters to You?”

From left to right: Jennifer Vandenberg, Chet Stickle, Carolyn Hesseltine and Kim Burrato assisting the public in documenting what matters to people in their care. Every night at 1900, people across BC step outside to cheer and make noise to show their appreciation for health care teams on the frontlines…

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PVN Spotlight: Patient Partner Deanna Roozendaal

PVN member Deanna Roozendaal In our ongoing series about partnerships, PVN is working with the BC Cancer to make getting involved in health care improvements easier.  In support of this, we are pleased to highlight patient partner Deanna Roozendaal’s story of her cancer diagnosis and how she started a new…

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Word in the Network: Equity in Public Engagement

Through our focus on collaboration and providing learning opportunities, we will continue to highlight the great work taking place across the province that is engaging people well. Simon Fraser University, in collaboration with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), is tackling the weighty topic of transition from inclusion to…

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Regional Round-Up – May 29

As we continue to put you in touch with what’s happening at PVN, when there is new or interesting information to share from a region, we will include a brief paragraph about it here. This may vary from week to week. Please submit any ideas you have from your region…

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This Week’s Top 5 Resources

Many organizations are creating resources and tools to support patient engagement – we’ve collected five examples that we think are good engagement reads made in BC, nationally and internationally. NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, nor is it an endorsement of specific resources or opinions. Please continue to get…

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PVN 10th Anniversary Feature Story

Since, 2010, Cherie Mercer has been a dedicated patient partner focused on building her leadership skills, while giving back to her community and province through her health care improvement work. Cherie believes that building relationships opens more opportunities to improve health care in BC. In celebration of PVN’s 10th anniversary, read more about Cherie’s journey with PVN.

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PVN Spotlight: What Matters to You (WMTY) Now 2020

What Matters to You Day (WMTY) is June 9, 2020. This year, we are committed to providing a platform for sharing your stories of empathy, kindness, innovation and creativity across BC. Read on to find out more about #WMTYBC. What Matters to You Day takes place on June 9. As…

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From Our Community

Lisa Dyck

Manager, BC Emergency Medicine Network

Lisa Dyck

PVN patient partner’s feedback has reinforced the important relationships between patients and providers for emergency care. Our partnership with PVN has brought many new opportunities to adjust how health care and patient partners can work together on BC Emergency Medicine Network priorities.