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Participant, Golden Primary Health Care Envisioning Event

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in Golden, BC

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Help shape the future of primary health care in Golden with your patient perspective.

Open to: Patient partners in Golden, BC

Lead Organization or Department

East Kootenay Division of Family Practice


The Ministry of Health has identified primary health care as priority. The community of Golden has been given the opportunity to influence the future planning of local primary health care in their area. The Golden family physicians, together with the East Kootenay Division of Family Practice, recognise the value of including community members and patients in health care planning and decision-making. This event will be an opportunity to highlight successes and identify gaps or needs in care. The community and patient perspectives will be included in future health care planning and decision-making as much as possible.

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 work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendation and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.  


There will be opportunities for community members and patients to share their health care stories, experiences, and perspectives through small group discussions. We hope to understand each other's experiences through these shared stories. Each small group will be moderated by a facilitator. Comfort speaking in front of groups is an asset. 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: 20 Date: June 28, 2018 Location: Golden Seniors' Centre Time: 7-9pm


Refreshments will be provided.


The focus of the Ministry of Health, together with the Doctors of BC, is to provide a coordinated and streamlined system of care that meets the needs of the patients. The goal is to provide local access to quality primary health care. The stories and strategies will focus on primary health care. The envisioning event will include patients, community members and leaders, elected officials, and health care providers. Participation in the discussions is completely voluntary; you may choose not to participate in the discussion at any time. Responses will be made anonymous — names and other contact information will not be associated with your story.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo Kootenays

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.