We are closely following the COVID-19 pandemic and recognize that during this time, some engagement opportunities may not proceed in their original timelines due to the system’s response. Please contact your Engagement Leader if you have any questions or concerns. We thank you for taking steps to keep yourself, your community and your loved ones safe and healthy.
For accurate, up-to-date COVID-19 information, please refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control. The Ministry of Health has also developed a BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool that you can use to determine if you need further assessment or testing.
As the administer of Patient Voices Network, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (The Council), aims to keep patient and health care team partnerships at the heart of its work. As an organization dedicated to learning and accelerating improvements, the Council is working behind the scenes with our partners to improve how PVN functions.
PVN Internal opportunities provides patient partners with the option to be a part of growing and improving the network.
Health Care Partner Engagements
Patient Partner Research
In addition to the engagement opportunities offered by our health care partners, we support health researchers through our partnership with REACH BC.
REACH BC is a new online platform that connects researchers to the public and to patients who are interested in participating in health research opportunities. The platform will house an online listing of all recruiting health research projects and patient partner research opportunities. Patient partner research opportunities will be cross-posted here on our PVN website if requested by the health researcher.
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 out 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.