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Open to Provincial Region, Volunteers across the province.
On Feb, 28 2017, the Ministry of Health will welcome individuals from all areas of the health system, including patients and caregivers, to the annual Patients as Partners Dialogue where participants can share ideas and experiences in a collaborative environment. This year, you will hear about Patients as Partners and patient- and family-centered care activities in B.C. and how these are contributing towards progress in the five strategic priorities. Opportunity will be given for you to learn from each other’s experiences, spread the vision of patient-centered care and bring your ideas forward to participants from the ministry, health authorities, universities, non-government partners, health-care providers and other patients and caregivers that could be incorporated into strategic planning activities. Read on if you would like to take part in this important event.
Open to: Volunteers across the province.
Lead Organization or DepartmentMinistry of Health - Patients as Partners
AimThe goal of the Patients as Partners Annual Dialogue is to bring together a diverse mix of individuals from all areas of the health system across the province to share ideas and experiences in a collaborative environment. The focus this year will be on how Patients as Partners and patient- and family-centered care activities are contributing towards progress in the five strategic priorities. This event will facilitate the sharing of experiences and the generation of new ideas that can be incorporated in strategic planning. A dialogue report will be shared with health system decision makers to inform the Patients as Partners program strategic planning process.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that the health care partner will work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.
- We are seeking diverse participants in the areas of gender, age, geographic location, culture, roles and experiences.
- We are seeking volunteers who have a diversity of experiences in the health-care system as the dialogue this year is themed on the Ministry of Health’s five priorities: primary care, seniors care, rural and remote care, surgical services and mental health and substance use services
- We would like to extend this opportunity to volunteers who have not previously attended the dialogue. However, a limited amount of spaces will be available for previous attendees.
- We are specifically seeking volunteers from areas that are commonly more difficult to hear from, such as patients from the areas of mental health and substance use, residents from rural or remote communities and individuals from multicultural groups.
- Vacancies: 35
- Introductory call to discuss details: Mid January, date TBD
- Feb 28th: Patients as Partners Provincial Dialogue: - Breakfast: 7:00am - 8:00am - Main Event: 8:00am - 5:30pm
- Location: Hyatt Regency - 655 Burrard St. Vancouver BC V6C 2R7
- Meal details: Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Dialogue, a reimbursement form will be provided for additional meals during your stay.
ReimbursementRegistration will be complimentary. All travel costs incurred to attend these events in accordance with the provincial Travel Policy guidlines for reimbursement will be covered. As much as possible, we will pre-pay for travel expenses directly (e.g. booking flights and accomodation). For those expenses we cannot pay for in advance (e.g. transit tickets, meals outside of the event), an expense reimbursement form should be submitted within 10 business days of the event and will be reimbursed within 30 days of the form submission. More details will be provided closer to the event date.
BackgroundSince 2011, the Ministry of Health’s Patients as Partners program has hosted and funded an annual meeting in Vancouver for people from all areas of the health sector, including patients and caregivers, to share and learn from each other in a collaborative environment. This year, the Ministry of Health is inviting 200 representatives from the ministry, health authorities, non-government organizations, universities, patients, caregivers, health-care providers and community partners to review accomplishments, learn and share from each other’s experiences, spread the vision of patient-centered care and bring ideas for the future that could be incorporated into strategic planning activities. This year, the focus is about how Patients as Partners and patient- and family-centered care activities in B.C. are contributing towards progress in the five strategic priorities:
- Improving primary care by moving away from a focus on acute hospital care to a system of primary and community care.
- Improving care for seniors with complex medical conditions.
- Improving mental health and substance use care.
- Improving services for patients needing surgery.
- Improving access to rural and remote health-care services.
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo