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Member, Patient & Partner Advisory Committee

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Ridge Meadows area

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In order to shape primary health care in Ridge Meadows, a variety of experiences and voices are needed at the table.  The Ridge Meadows Primary Care Network brings together community stakeholders to create partnerships and identify opportunities to improve how community members can access good quality health care in their community, across all ages and needs.  They’re looking for two patient partners to join them in their efforts by providing feedback on Primary Care Network services.

Open to: Patient partners in the Ridge Meadows area

Lead Organization or Department

Ridge Meadows Division of Family Practice

Aim

  • The team will focus on the specific needs of the community and improve health services identified as high priority for the community, including moms and babies; maternity care; Indigenous health; an integrated chronic-care program: adult, child and youth mental health; chronic pain; substance use; and seniors care and prevention.
  • The patient partner will help identify partnership opportunities and give us input and evaluation wisdom on our patient care improvement strategies.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Eligibility

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.

Logistics

  • Date/time: Two meetings a year, to be determined with patient partners
  • Location: Ridge Meadows
  • Commitment: One year, with an opportunity to extend

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses, per Division of Family Practice Travel Policy, related to local travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed including mileage, parking and/or public transit.

Background

See Terms of Reference 

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

 

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.