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Participant, No Patient Alone Advisory Group

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners from the Interior Health region

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Interior Health is pivoting their traditional in person pre surgical programmes to virtual platforms to help ensure people stay safe during this new normal. Join an advisory group to help guide the design and delivery of an app to virtually provide patients with the support they need to stay health at home while they get ready for the surgery.

Open to: Patient partners from the Interior Health region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - Physician Quality Improvement


Patient partners will be involved in an advisory group to assist in framing the key features and uses of the app.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


• Comfort with sharing your story of the pre surgical journey • Have been involved in preparing or having had joint replacement surgeryComfort in sharing in small group


• Number of vacancies: 2-4 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: • The date/times for meetings will be determined by the participants availability • The meetings will be held by teleconference The group will continue to meet over the summer and determined by participants availability


There are no reimbursable expenses associated with this opportunity.


IH has been developing online site for patients to provide them with information and resources to help prepare them for surgery. This is an exciting next step to move from a web-based platform to an easily accessible app that will provide additional social supports to patients in this challenging time in healthcare where we are required to social distance to stay safe. This can be isolating for our community and we hope that being part of an online community could help patients with this. The app will build off an existing platform by Curatio, and is completely private and secure, offering a number of features including curated information, tracking tools and social support. Call for Patient Partners - Stronger Together.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.