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Member, Burnaby Primary Care Network Steering Committee

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Burnaby and the surrounding communities

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In order to shape primary health care in Burnaby, a variety of voices and experiences are needed. The Burnaby Primary Health Care Network brings together community stakeholders to create partnerships and identify opportunities to improve access to quality health care for community members of all ages and needs. They are looking for two patient partners to join them in their efforts.

Open to: Patient partners in Burnaby and the surrounding communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health - Burnaby Primary Care

Aim

Patients partners will:
  • Provide input in planning and implementation so that the outcomes lead to improved patient care
  • Participate as a decision maker in how primary care services are designed and delivered in Burnaby
  • Use their experience to inform services so that they are relevant, accessible, meaningful and centered around patients, families and caregivers

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

Open to volunteers from Burnaby and surrounding communities who:
  • Ideally have knowledge and experience in community health care, chronic disease management, wellness, and community partnerships
  • Experience sitting on a steering committee would be helpful, but not necessary
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, or are unsure if your experience is a good fit, please contact Jami Brown directly.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date/Time: The initial opportunity will be with our Joint Steering Committee who meets the first Friday of every month from 7:30 - 9:00am at Burnaby Hospital. There will be some evening engagement sessions throughout the year but date and time not yet determined.
  • Location: Burnaby
  • Commitment:  A combination of In-Person meetings and teleconferences over one-year

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses, per Fraser Health Travel Policy, related to local travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit.

Background

Primary Health Care is meeting basic needs in the community for all users. This engagement supports a newly developed steering committee consisting of two major partners: Burnaby Health Services (coordinators, managers, directors, executive director) and Burnaby Division of Family Practice (board executives, family physician reps, consultants). The Primary Care Network is being developed to redefine how primary care in the community is delivered.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind