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Member, Interior Rural Collaborative Services Committee

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region, patient partners from the Lillooet, Lytton, Ashcroft, Clearwater, Merritt areas

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Volunteer Opportunity
Are you a resident of Lillooet, Lytton, Ashcroft, Merritt, or Clearwater and interested in joining the Collaborate Services Committee, where primary care planning occurs for the region? Share your perspectives on the primary care needs in this region!


Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health – Primary and Community Care Transformation

• The focus of the Collaborative Services Committee is to improve primary care services for the communities of Merritt, Lillooet, Lytton, Clearwater, and Ashcroft and the 21 adjacent First Nations communities of the Syilx, Secwepemc, Nlaka’pamux and St’at’imc Nations.
• The goal of including a patient partner is include the patient voice in the design, planning and implementation of culturally safe care.

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.

• Comfortable sharing your perspective in large groups
• Some knowledge of primary health care system in BC would be an asset
• Access to a lap top and use ZOOM

• Number of vacancies: 2
• Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
– Meetings are generally 2 hours in length
– Meetings are held between 8:30 am-5:00 pm.
– Meetings are held quarterly with additional meetings held as required
– It is anticipated that this work will continue for over a year
– At this time, meetings are held by Zoom

At this time, there are no reimbursable expenses as meeting are held virtually. If they resume to in-person, expenses will be discussed with participants.

Collaborative Services Committees (CSC) are the government recognized tables responsible for primary and community care planning at a local level. They are the formal conduit between local planning and the Ministry of Health. CSCs are co-led by health authorities and Divisions of Family Practice leadership and First Nations. The CSC governs local primary care networks and facilitates broad engagement of providers and key community partnerships including First Nations, health and social community agencies, patients, and families.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

From Our Community

Ovey Yeung

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Ovey Yeung

Being involved in the Patient Voices Network has broadened my understanding of the system and helped me empathize with health care challenges and limitations. What matters to me is to walk away feeling that my experience matters, that I matter!