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BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Public Health Research Advisory Committee – Citizen Engagement

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Do you have experience on a committee tasked with giving strategic advice? Are you knowledgeable about health research, preferably in the realm of population and public health? Are you someone who follows the news and who is well connected in your community? If so, this opportunity may be for you!

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is striking a Public Health Research Advisory Committee to advise on research priorities, with a focus on the needs of public health practice in BC in the context of provincial, national and global research initiatives.

The BC SUPPORT Unit, part of Michael Smith Health Research BC has been asked to find two people who can speak from a citizen’s perspective to be on this advisory committee.

Other committee members include the Director of Research for the BCCDC, the Provincial Health Officer or designate and various other public health stakeholders. It is anticipated that the committee will meet virtually for the first time in January. The group will meet quarterly, and meetings may last between 2-4 hours. Complete terms of reference can be provided upon request.

If this engagement opportunity interests you, please contact Colleen McGavin, Patient Engagement Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit for further information and to arrange an initial conversation – cmcgavin@healthresearchbc.ca – by January 7.
Please note: the SUPPORT Unit offices will be closed between December 24 and January 3 inclusive; however, Colleen will respond to any inquiries as soon as possible in the new year.

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