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Member, Kootenay Boundary Patient Advisory Committee

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from Kootenay Boundary

Do you have an interest in participating in innovative health care redesign projects? Lend your voice as part of the Kootenay Boundary Patient Advisory Committee to support change to our health services in the area.

Open to: Patient partners from Kootenay Boundary

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Primary and Community Care Transformation

Aim

Participants of the Patient Advisory Committee will provide guidance to health care partners on meeting the needs of patients and families as we create an integrated system of care in Kootenay Boundary. Your role will be to bring your experiences to the Committee, and provide recommendations to initiatives happening within the region.

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

• Able to attend most meetings at a central location, most likely Castlegar. Video or phone meetings may be convened on occasion or in inclement weather. • Must have access to email. • Comfortable working with a group and willing to learn from and share your experiences with others. Diverse perspectives reflecting different ages, gender, geographic locations, ethnicity and experiences will be considered an asset to this committee.

Logistics

Number of vacancies: 7 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: Meetings will be held 4-5 times per year for 2-3 hours each at a central location, most likely Castlegar. Members may also be invited to participate in projects between meetings. Commitment: One-year term with option to renew  

Reimbursement

Mileage and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed. Refreshments will be provided during the meetings.

Background

Interior Health is working together with the Divisions of Family Practice through the Collaborative Services Committee (CSC) to find ways to support the creation of an integrated system of care at the local level. The CSC is a collaborative committee with membership including patient partners, Interior Health Authority and local physicians. The Committee works together to address issues in the health care system. The Kootenay Boundary Patient Advisory Committee will provide a forum for the patient voice to advise the CSC on primary care quality improvement and system change at the local and regional (Kootenay Boundary) level.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo Kootenays
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.