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Engagement Opportunities

Health care organizations value patient partner input to improve quality of care. Over the past decade, PVN has seen a dramatic increase in opportunities from health care organizations seeking this valuable perspective.

From committees to quality improvement projects, and everything in between, engagements are led by health care partners and promoted by PVN.

Please read the full opportunity for details. If you want to RSVP, use the blue button in the opportunity to apply now. Please see the sample RSVP form.

If you are a health care partner seeking patient partners, fill out the Engagement Request Form (ERF) and sample ERF.

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Member, BC Health Data Collective – Permanent Group, Province-wide, Virtual

The BC Health Data Collective – Permanent Group is a new, advisory, oversight committee created by its sponsoring organizations and groups to promote a principle-based cooperative approach to the design and use of health data in British Columbia to help optimize the delivery of quality health programs and services. We…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

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BCMHSUS Virtual Reality Proof of Concept

Background The BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides health care services to people across British Columbia with severe mental health and substance use issues, people in custody, and people who have been referred by the courts for assessment and treatment. BCMHSUS has initiated a Digital Innovation…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

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Providence Health Care & Vancouver Coastal Health, Physician Quality Improvement

Project ideas – Improving the intake process by having new patients timely and appropriately triaged, and booked with complete referral packages – Increasing the uptake of substance use care plan for patients with co-occurring substance use and early psychosis – Optimizing Short-Acting Dry-Powdered Inhaler Usage –…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

Posted

BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre Parent & Caregiver Advisory Council

The BC Children’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides mental health and substance use information and resources and assistance navigating the mental health care system for families across BC. The Kelty Centre is recruiting parents and caregivers who are passionate about child & youth mental health and well-being, to join…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

Posted

Medical Education Resource Committee

Our previous patient partner had a two year commitment which has just expired. We are now recruiting a new patient partner to participate as a voting member on the Medical Education Resource Committee (MERC) The MERC aims to maintain educational standards for medical staff by identifying and prioritizing medical staff…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

Posted

BCEHS Priority 911 Patient Working Group

The Priority 911 questions are a critical part of BCEHS’s ability to mitigate risks to patient safety in circumstances where Emergency Medical Call-Taker (EMCT) capacity is saturated. Preliminary data suggests that the current iteration of questions is functioning as intended and screening in a higher fraction of high acuity calls.

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

Posted

New St. Paul’s Hospital – Emergency Department Model of Care

As we prepare for transition to new St. Paul’s Hospital in 2027, we are developing Models of Care for each program. A Model of Care helps health care teams understand patient needs and how health care professionals can best work together to meet those needs. We will soon be…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland

Posted

Member, BC Renal Hemodialysis Committee

The BC Renal Hemodialysis Committee works to enable optimal care for patients who receive hemodialysis therapy in BC. It involves developing and facilitating the implementation of a common, person-centred and cost-effective approach to hemodialysis care across the province. Committee membership includes patient partners, clinical, administrative and technology leaders from provincial…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Provincial Region

Posted

Patient and Family Voices – Do You Want to Improve the Quality of Health and Care in Your Community?

Patient and Family Voices – Do you want to improve the quality of health and care in your community? • Share your experiences • Contribute to decision-making • Co-create meaningful changes to health care services Patient partners work directly with teams of healthcare leaders to improve the…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

Posted

Medical Equipment Provision Program (MEPP)

The regional MEPP team is seeking consultation support from a patient partner in order to develop a Quality Framework for the program. We want to have some patient perspective on the assessment process and also return process. We also want to have some perspective on our patient brochure and web…

Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Vancouver Island Region

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From Our Community

Lisa Dyck

Former 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.