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Kootenay Boundary Collaborative Services Committee Strategic Planning Retreat

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Kootenay Boundary region

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Interested in sharing your experience regarding the best way to engage patient partners? If so, this opportunity is for you!

Open to: Patient partners in the Kootenay Boundary region

Lead Organization or Department

Kootenay Boundary Collaborative Services Committee, a collaboration of Interior Health and the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice


This will be an interactive session on patient engagement, supporting by Doctors of BC and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Patient partners are sought to share in the learning, and to provide perspective to local health care leaders regarding the importance, relevance and feasibility of some of the leading practices that will be discussed. Outcomes of the session include developing ideas of how to better engage with patient partners in future work. This session will lay the groundwork for an engagement strategy for the Boundary Patient Medical Home "Proof of Concept" and other future work of the Collaborative Services Committee. A patient medical home is a family practice made up of doctors and team members within the practice. Patient medical homes are linked together with other doctors, health professionals and teams in the community, as well as health authority and community services in broader, community-based primary care homes.

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 work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Patient partners should have some experience engaging as the patient voice.
  • Patients with personal experience in the public service and/or mid-level to senior management, affording them a higher degree of knowledge of systems, their complexity and the ability to relate to the challenges faced by local leaders in our health system, will be considered an asset.
  • Must be able to attend April 21 meeting in-person in the Kootenays (likely Castlegar or Nelson)
  • 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 the supporting Engagement Leader directly to see if accommodations may be possible.


  • Vacancies: 3-5
  • The in-person engagement is scheduled for April 21, 2017, 9:30am - 1:00pm. Lunch is provided


Mileage and other out of pocket expenses will be covered.


The Kootenay Boundary Collaborative Services Committee is a collaboration between Interior Health and the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice. The Boundary Primary Care Home Proof of Concept involves system change in how health care services are accessed in a doctor’s office and within the community.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Selena Davis
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Kootenays & Boundary


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.