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Member, Primary and Community Care Research Advisory Committee

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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The Ministry of Health is looking for a third patient partner to join an advisory committee providing advice on research activities that will support practitioners, planners and policy makers on the effective implementation of team-based primary and community care in BC. Be a part of this important and exciting primary and community care transformation work!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Research & Innovation Branch, BC Ministry of Health

Aim

The Primary and Community Care Research Advisory Committee will provide strategic direction, advice and guidance for research activities that will support the implementation of team-based primary and community care in BC. Patient partners will be asked to participate in discussions and the development of committee recommendations.

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

  • Interest in research and primary and community care health system transformation.
  • Experience working in large groups.
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

Vacancies: 1 (joining two previously recruited patient and community advisors) The Advisory Committee will meet once every two months (or more frequently if determined by the Committee or Chair), mainly by teleconference with some in-person meetings. Written materials may be provided between meetings for review. Time and duration of meetings will be determined by the Committee and Chair at the first meeting. An initial teleconference meeting is planned for September 25, 9:00-10:00 PST. Participation on the committee will be for one year with the possibility of extension.

Reimbursement

Advisory Committee meetings will typically be facilitated via teleconference with a toll-free number (no expenses expected). For in-person meetings, the Ministry will reimburse pre-approved travel related expenses.

Background

The BC Ministry of Health is looking to inform primary and community care improvement and transformation with high quality research evidence. The PCC Research Advisory Committee is a body chaired by the Partnerships and Innovation Division of the Ministry of Health (‘the Ministry’), to provide strategic direction, advice and guidance for research activities to inform implementation of team-based primary and community care in BC. The Advisory Committee will: 1. Serve as a reference and advisory group for Ministry research and evaluation activities on implementation of an integrated system of team-based primary and community care in BC; 2. Provide specific, coordinated advice to academic partners who will be undertaking research activities related to implementation of an integrated system of team-based primary and community care in BC; 3. Provide a forum for broad engagement and coordinated exchange of information between multidisciplinary stakeholder groups (e.g. patients, practitioners groups, researchers) related to research and to implementation of team-based primary and community care in BC; 4. Identify jurisdictions/regional systems that have been particularly successful at introducing effective interdisciplinary primary care models (including role of QI, funding models, governance structure) for further research investigation; 5. Share and distribute information as appropriate and promote open discussion at Committee meetings. Membership of the Advisory Committee will consist of approximately twenty-two members who are broadly representative of the diverse stakeholder groups interested, involved, and impacted in the implementation of team-based primary care, including representation by members from different BC geographical locations and members with overlapping interests in priority areas such as senior health, mental health, and Indigenous health.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Provincial Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement
604.668.8246
kproudfoot@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