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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.


Lead Organization/Department
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

• 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.

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)

• 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.

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

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

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Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.