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Health Care Research Opportunities

In addition to 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 website, if requested by the health researcher.

Please note: to view the full posting for any patient partner research opportunity, you must sign up to participate in REACH BC.

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Predicting Problems after Bowel Surgery

Opportunity Purpose We would like to involve patients to create a tool to predict when medical problems may happen after bowel surgery (colectomy), to help guide patient education and self-monitoring. What’s Involved We would like to hear about how the tool would be most helpful to patients: what…

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Open to Provincial Region

An App to Enhance Postpartum Health

Opportunity Purpose Every month, there are approximately 3,600 births across British Columbia. There is currently no streamlined mechanism for patient education and monitoring during the postpartum period. Through interviews and focus groups, we plan to work with mothers and health professionals to co-develop a patient-centred mobile application to facilitate…

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

Asthma and COPD Community Stakeholder Committee

Opportunity Purpose At Legacy for Airway Health (LAH), we aim to incorporate the community stakeholders’ perspectives and input into establishing program priorities, selecting projects, supporting recruitment for clinical studies, co-identifying, co-developing and co-delivering dissemination activities. Members of the Community Stakeholder Committee (CSC) are seen as ambassadors for LAH goals…

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

From Our Community

Jeanette Forman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.