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Member, Regional Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management Project Review

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities

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Having primary health care and chronic disease management meet the needs of patients and families with consistency and coordination across the region is the goal of this engagement. They are seeking two patient partners to assist with developing partnerships and identifying opportunities to improve how community members can access good, quality health care in their community, across all ages and needs.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health

Aim

• To provide a regionally coordinated and responsive approach to the planning and implementation of Primary Care Networks (PCN), Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCC) and Community Health Centres (CHC) across Fraser Health communities • Patient partners will offer a valuable perspective to the transformations of primary care in Fraser Health through the development of a regional strategy that will directly impact the services in communities

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.

Eligibility

Knowledge and experience with primary health care and chronic disease management in Fraser Health. See the process overview for this opportunity. 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

• Number of patient partners: 2 • Date/Time: During the day and in the evenings (in order to include General Practitioners (GPs) and community partners), to be determined with patient partners • Location: Virtual • Commitment: Monthly, virtual meetings, one-year term

Reimbursement

No expenses are anticipated as it is a virtual opportunity.

Background

To address the challenges related to timely access to the health care system Doctors, Divisions of Family Practice, Health Authorities, and the province are working together to create an integrated system of care across BC. The goal is for patients to have access to quality primary health care that effectively meets their needs. This integrated system includes the Patient Medical Home (PMH), Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCC), Community Health Centres (CHC), and the Primary Care Network (PCN). The Patient Medical Home is a team-based family practice where patients get most of their care and their primary care providers focus on diagnoses, patient relationships, and longitudinal care. The Primary Care Network (PCN) is a clinical network of physicians and other providers in a geographic area who work together in new ways to expand team-based supports for General Practitioners (GPs) and patients. The opportunity includes reviewing service plans, engaging with multiple stakeholders like managers, directors and coordinators, with multiple projects across the Fraser Region. Resources include: https://www.doctorsofbc.ca/news/defining-patient-medical-homes-and-primary-care-networks http://www.gpscbc.ca/news/clarifying-patient-medical-homes-and-primary-care-networks

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

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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!