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Member, Quality Academy Patient Partner Panel Working Group

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

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Putting meaningful involvement of patients and families at the forefront of quality improvement training ensures that projects and outcomes reflect what matters to them. BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is seeking six patient partners to be a part of a working group that reviews the Quality Academy Patient Panel structure and function.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council


  • To review the current approach and materials for the patient partner panel and co-design a new approach that focuses the panel in discussing meaningful engagement in health care improvement work
  • The patient partner will be an active partner in material development, approach, design of learning outcomes and implementation

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


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.


  • Vacancies: 6
  • Date/time: To be determined in consultation with patient partners
  • Location: Vancouver, BCPSQC head office & WebEx
  • Commitment: Two one-hour meetings over a one-month timeline, and ad-hoc emails/telephone calls with potential for participation in a one-hour Quality Academy panel in early March 2020 and September 2020


Preapproved expenses related to travel to in-person meetings will be reimbursed according to the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Travel policy (including mileage, parking and/or public transit). Details of this process, and the length of time for reimbursement will be shared directly with the patient partner.


At the core of advancing quality is ensuring that there is a broad base of individuals who have both the capacity and capability to lead improvement. Twice per year we run the Quality Academy – a professional development program that equips participants to effectively lead quality and safety initiatives within their organizations. The patient engagement portion of Quality Academy consistently rates high in our evaluations and we are excited at the opportunity to work with patient partners to co-design our approach and materials so that health care leaders across BC leave with the skills and understanding of what it means to meaningfully engage patients and families. For more information, visit the Quality Academy page.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley

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