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Child Health BC – Provincial Asthma Guideline Revision Working Group



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC


Aim: To provide strategic advice situated in lived-experiences on a provincial asthma guideline for emergency/urgent care departments in BC

Background: Child Health BC is undergoing a revision of our established guideline for the management of asthma in emergency and urgent care settings. Our team has made edits to the guideline, and are excited to have public partners provide feedback on proposed changes and the guideline itself

Logistics: Meetings will be scheduled virtually as needed, with opportunities for feedback provided via email as well. Frequency of meetings will be determined on an ad hoc basis, considering amount of feedback provided

For additional context on the work Child Health BC has completed regarding child and youth asthma management, please follow the link below.

This will provide familiarity with our guidelines and resources already validated and available to the public and health care professionals.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult 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]
  • Previous committee/working group experience
  • 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
  • Having experience of either: - having experiences accessing healthcare for asthma as a child, or - caring for a child who has accessed healthcare for management of asthma Experience with emergency or urgent care visits for asthma management would be beneficial in contextualizing specific information discussed in the working group

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Matt Thacker
Regional Coordinator - VCH/PHC, Child Health BC | PHSA
(604) 217-6122

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.