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Participant, Provincial Summit: Low Carbon, High Quality Care

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

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Volunteer Opportunity
The health of our planet involves working together to find ways to conserve and renew. The health care system has a big part to play in reducing their carbon, emissions and waste. Join us as we come together to discuss what the health care system can do to support planetary health.

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Lead Organization/Department
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Aim
• To inspire efforts to address existing challenges and opportunities to improve the quality of clinical care, while reducing our carbon footprint.
• The patient partners will participate in discussions at the summit day, but also to be an advocate for future work in low carbon, high quality care initiatives.

We will review leading practices in perioperative, respiratory, and renal care as well as explore opportunities to prevent the overuse of treatment and services.

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.

Eligibility
Open to volunteers from the Vancouver area who:
• Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
• Able to attend the full day in Vancouver on April 12th (0830-1600)

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 5-8
• Date/Time: Wednesday April 12th, 08:30-16:00.
• Commitment: One time, all day.
• Location: Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC.

Reimbursement
Travel expenses will be reimbursed, per the Provincial Health Services Authority Travel Policy.

Background
There is interest from the health care system to focus on low carbon, high quality care initiatives. We are gathering for a productive dialogue to describe the link between low carbon clinical care delivery and high-quality care. We will showcase leading work in many different streams of health care delivery that are including the environmental impacts as a key component of quality care.

Attendance will include multidisciplinary health care professionals (doctors, nurses and allied health) and other system leaders that are doing work to reduce the carbon footprint of clinical care delivery.

Patient partners offer real life and grass roots perspectives and can bring further considerations into our discussions around low carbon clinical care delivery.

Attached is the Invitation that was sent to health care partners.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers) Engagement Leader BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 604.510.0449 jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind