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Cardiac Services BC Population Groups Steering Committees



Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC


Our provincial population steering committees are tasked with drafting the continuum of care for each area of focus (Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Heart Rhythm and Structural Heart Disease), identifying gaps along that continuum as well as identifying upcoming innovations and best practices. By serving as a member of an expert group of informants you will help to set provincial priorities and develop initiatives focused on significant system improvement in these specific areas of cardiac care. Patient partners will share what matters most to them to help focus these priorities.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Collaborate on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Health care experience in heart failure and heart rhythm diseases

Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kelly Mackay
Senior Director-Provincial Quality, Research & Integrated Care, Cardiac Services BC | Provincial Health Services Authority
(250) 878-4032

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.