Engagement Opportunities

Here are the engagement opportunities that are currently open:

In addition to the engagement opportunities offered by our health care partners, we list opportunities administered and supported by other organizations that are also looking for deeply committed patient partners to improve BC’s health system:

To RSVP for opportunities, and to receive newsletters that will notify you of new ones, sign up as a patient partner with the Patient Voices Network. For tips on how to fill up the RSVP forms, make sure to read this brief list.

Learn more about what it’s like to be involved in PVN, in the words of a patient partner.

Provincial Opportunities

Member, Patient Consent Notification Focus Group

Improving access to family doctors in BC includes ensuring all public-facing materials are user-friendly and easy to navigate. The BC General Practice Services Committee is seeking eight patient partners with primary care experience to provide input on patient notification materials for Primary Care Networks through two focus groups in the comfort of their own home.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Deadline: December 7, 2019

Patient Speaker, Midwifery Integration Planning Sessions

Be the first to share your in-hospital midwifery experience as Yukon Hospitals look to integrate it in 2020.

Open to:Patient partners across the province

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Patient Partner, Prescription Opioid Misuse Research Program

Prescription opioid misuse destroys lives, families and communities. Finding ways to prevent and intervene when people need support is the goal of a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia. They are seeking two patient partners with lived experience to ensure that this research is meaningful and respectful to those that have experienced opioid misuse.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Deadline: December 10, 2019

Patient Partner, Decision-Making in Patient-Oriented Research: What Works Team

We all want to work together as a team to improve health care research. The question is: how? UBC Okanagan is seeking two patient partners to share their experience in creating more inclusive practices for collective decision-making in patient-oriented research.

Open to: Patient partners preferably from Abbotsford or Surrey

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Patient Partner, Patient Engagement Workshop Planning Team

Being prepared to meaningfully engage with the public to improve health care takes preparation and support. The BC SUPPORT – Fraser Centre and Fraser Health are working together and seeking two patient partners to lend their expertise in quality improvement and/or research to inform the development of a patient engagement workshop.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Patient Advisor, Elective Surgical Journey

Improving the elective surgical journey for older adults is part of a new seniors’ health clinic in Fraser Health. The development team is looking for two patient partners who have experience with elective surgery to ensure the clinic includes what matters to patients during their journey.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Member, Patient & Partner Advisory Committee

In order to shape primary health care in Ridge Meadows, a variety of experiences and voices are needed at the table.  The Ridge Meadows Primary Care Network brings together community stakeholders to create partnerships and identify opportunities to improve how community members can access good quality health care in their community, across all ages and needs.  They’re looking for two patient partners to join them in their efforts by providing feedback on Primary Care Network services.

Open to: Patient partners in the Ridge Meadows area

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Patient Partner, Abbotsford Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit Nutrition Study

Are you interested in improving how nutrition is provided to patients in Intensive Care Units and would you like to be part of a research team exploring how many calories certain patients use? If yes, complete the RSVP form and come and collaborate with our team.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities

Deadline: December 16, 2019
Interior Region

Member, Community Mental Health and Substance Use Access Project

As part of a Quality Improvement project in Vernon, we are currently looking at improving our process for patients accessing mental health and substance use (MHSU) services in the community. We’re mapping out the current process (looking at all ways of accessing MHSU services), then looking at ways we can improve this process for patients and providers (both within MHSU and our external partners). We would very much like to include a patient/family perspective during this process.

Open to: Patient partners in the Vernon area

Deadline: December 8, 2019

Participant, Rae Fawcett Breast Health Clinic Process Review

The Breast Health Clinic is reviewing its processes to look for opportunities to improve the patient journey from the time of referral to the clinic through to the first treatment for breast cancer (either surgery or chemotherapy). We will be holding two sessions looking at different parts of the journey and mapping out the process as well as any challenges or opportunities that currently exist.

Open to: Patient partners from Royal Inland Hospital – Breast Health Clinic

Deadline: December 17, 2019
Northern Region

Member, Improving Inpatient Flow Planning Committee

If you enjoy working collaboratively and can offer your enthusiasm, creativity, patience and time, please consider this engagement opportunity to improve inpatient flow at Fort St. John Hospital.

Open to: Patient partners in Fort St. John

Deadline: December 16, 2019
Vancouver Island Region

Participant, Cowichan Valley Health & Care Plan Focus Groups

Island Health is looking to engage patient partners and family caregivers to learn how we can improve services and care for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, frail individuals, and people needing palliative or end-of-life care.

Open to: Patient partners in the Cowichan Valley area

Deadline: Open until filled

Member, Saanich Peninsula Primary Care Network Steering Committee

Would you like to share your perspective on all issues related to the implementation and ongoing sustainment of the Saanich Peninsula Primary Care Network? If yes, consider joining our Steering Committee!

Open to: Patient partners in the Saanich Peninsula region

Deadline: December 6, 2019