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Change Day BC Ambassador

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Do you have an interest in helping create a ripple effect of positive change across the province through Change Day BC? If you are passionate about fostering change, please join us as a Change Day BC Ambassador!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council

Aim

On November 17, we are inviting anyone involved in health, social and community care to commit to making a change or trying something new to make our system better for British Columbians – whether they are patients, residents, clients, families or those working in the health care system. The Change Day BC team would like to invite patient partners to join us as Change Day BC Ambassadors to help promote Change Day BC across the province from now until November 17. Patient partners will act as distributed leaders for the campaign and help promote Change Day in their local communities.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Eligibility

  • Some familiarity with computers
  • No previous experience with Change Day is required. Ambassadors will be provided training and support to help promote Change Day BC.
  • If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cathy Almost.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 10
  • Patient partners will be invited to promote Change Day BC in their local communities. The times, dates, locations and frequency are up to the availability of each patient partner but we encourage each patient partner to support at least two events.
  • One-time commitment

Reimbursement

Costs for travel to and from events in your local community will be covered. Prior approval will be required.

Background

The first Change Day BC initiative was held in 2015 by the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council along with our partners, and was extremely well received. Back by popular demand, we are doing it again this year! Change Day BC is building on the success of the global Change Day initiative and BC’s first Change Day in 2015 that inspired thousands of pledges – over 7800, in fact – from every corner of the province, and every area of care.  In addition, there are over 55 partner organizations partnering with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council to help promote the campaign. Any BC health care providers, patients, family members, and anyone else who has an interest in health care and/or social programs can get involved.  Please  see the Getting Started Kit for information about the campaign.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC
250.615.9932
calmost@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.