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Focus Group Member, Fraser Health Smoke-Free Policy

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners from Fraser Health communities

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Since 2007, Fraser Health has enacted a Smoke-Free Policy on all owned and operated facilities including hospitals and community programs. The policy was expanded in 2014 to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and other smoke and vapour products, and its goal is to provide a safe environment to all who seek health care services and work in health care facilities. The project team is looking to solicit patient feedback on how to increase the awareness and compliance with this policy through an enhanced public education campaign.

Open to: Patient partners from Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health Tobacco Working Group Project Team

Aim

To access patient input on campaign goals, resources and expected outcomes.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org).  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.

Eligibility

  • Volunteers from Fraser Health communities
  • Patients who have used Fraser Health services: including smokers and non-smokers and those that are impacted by lung disease or other respiratory concerns
  • Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session and signed the volunteer agreement. If you have not attended an orientation but are interested, please contact Jami directly to see if accommodations may be possible

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 5-7
  • Date and Time: April 20th, 9 am- 11 am (If you are interested, but cannot make this time, please let me know)
  • Location: Fraser Health Corporate Office,  4th floor, 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
  • Commitment: One two-hour focus group, with the possibility of documents review before and after focus group

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit)

Background

Click here to learn more about the project.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

 

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