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Member, Virtual Primary Care Working Group

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region

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Volunteer Opportunity
Interior Health is developing a virtual care initiative to provide better primary care services to the region. Lend us your voice in our Working Group meetings to ensure we have patients’ needs and concerns covered!


Lead Organization/Department
Interior Health, Primary Care Planning

The aim of the Interior Health Virtual Primary Care Initiative is to improve equitable access to longitudinal, patient-centered primary care for patients attached to the 29 Interior Health-owned and operated Patient Medical Homes across the Interior region through the use of existing and emerging virtual care solutions.

The intent of engaging patient partner members in the group is to ensure their concerns, challenges, and feedback are recognized, addressed, and incorporated into our strategic planning process.

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.

• Comfortable with sharing healthcare experiences received from physicians, healthcare facilities, healthcare workers (nurses, social workers)
• Comfortable with sharing feedback on technology and the overall healthcare system with a large group

• Number of vacancies: 2
– Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
• Meetings will be held every two weeks starting in December 2021
• Meetings will be 60 minutes in length
• Meetings will be held by Microsoft Teams
• It is anticipated that this work will continue for up to 6 months

There are no anticipated expenses associated with this opportunity. There is no in-person travel or meetings as all will be held virtually.

The purpose of this opportunity is to ensure we are designing a patient-centered virtual primary care model.

The Working Group will include key members from Interior Health and external stakeholders such as Divisions of Family Practice.

The Terms of Reference will be shared with the patient partners.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region 778.516.3308

From Our Community

Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.