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Interior Health Quality Improvement for Everyone Education Program



Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Hybrid

Open to Interior Region


The Quality Improvement for Everyone program has been developed for all IH staff who are interested in learning about quality improvement in the work place. There are 4 levels to the program: QI for Beginners, QI for Participants, QI Leader and QI Specialist. QI Beginner is a 10 minute online learning module. QI Participant is a blended course involving an online learning module and a 2 hours virtual learning session. QI Leader prepares participants to lead an improvement project by applying their learning to a workplace QI project over a 4 month period. QI Specialist is currently in development.

We are interested in having 3-4 patient partners provide feedback on the education program in general and provide a patient/family perspective to the projects undertaken in QI Leader. We hope they can attend some of the education sessions (some in person, some virtual) and meet with the program participants to enhance their projects. We also hope that some patient partners will be able to give a short presentation on how patient partners fit into the QI project process.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Comfort with public speaking
  • 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

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

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jennifer Stieda
Improvement Consultant (phone extension: 10473), Quality Improvement Training & Initiatives | Interior Health
(778) 362-6810

From Our Community

Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.