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Participant, Feedback on Interior Health’s 2018/19 Service Plan

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners across the Interior Region

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Do you have an interest in the key actions Interior Health is planning to undertake in the 2018/19 fiscal year to fulfill its mandate? Are you keen in ensuring that Interior Health communicates with the public in a way that’s easily understood? If so, please sign up for a one-time review of Interior Health’s 2018/19 Service Plan.

Open to: Patient partners across the Interior Region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health


Interior Health, like the other health authorities in B.C., is required by the Ministry of Health to complete a service plan every year that outlines how we plan to align with and deliver on provincial priorities/targets in the coming fiscal year (i.e. in this case 2018/19). The service plan is intended to be a succinct, public document. We are looking for a patient partner to review critical sections of the draft plan to ensure they are written in a way that is easy to understand by the general public.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Experience reviewing confidential government documents (e.g. reports, policies, etc.)
  • Experience/background in health care
  • Some understanding of current provincial health care strategic direction/goals
  • Familiar with plain language writing style
  • Access to phone and computer (including email and Microsoft Word software)


Vacancies: 1 - 2 Feedback will be provided by email The patient partner will receive the confidential draft Service Plan electronically (approx. 30 pages). It is estimated that it will take 2 - 3 hours to review the document and another hour to provide feedback by teleconference if necessary. This one-time document review can be done from a location that is convenient for the patient partner and would need to be completed in mid to late April.


The cost of connecting by teleconference will be covered by Interior Health. It is expected that the patient partner has access to a phone and email. No other costs and therefore reimbursements are expected to occur.


Interior Health would like to ensure that its Service Plan is reader-friendly for a public audience. Getting feedback from a patient partner will enhance the quality of the report.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region

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