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Participant, Quality Health Care Forum

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Open to Northern Region, Patient partners in the Northern region

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There is a lot of good work already happening to improve the health care system in northern BC. Northern Health will be holding a one-day forum where partners will explore areas where this work has had the most impact and identify opportunities for moving forward together. If you agree that many heads are better than one, please join Northern Health partners in reviewing current quality improvement work in the region.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern region

Lead Organization or Department

Northern Health - Physician Quality Improvement


By adding a patient partner perspective, we will clarify and understand various roles in advancing collective quality health care and add to our current quality goals in northern BC.

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 involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.


  • Completed a PVN Orientation and participated in more than one engagement opportunity
  • Experience working in large groups
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: 2 Date, Time, Location: January 25, 2019 from 800 to 1600 at the Ballroom in the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 900 Brunswick Street, Prince George. Commitment: One-time attendance


Pre-approved travel expenses will be covered as per Northern Health Policy.


There are multiple organizations and programs in the north that are focused on quality and improving health care. We would like everyone to come together to obtain a clear picture of where we are going and how best to utilize our resources across organizations and programs. Patients are an important part of quality improvement in health care which is why we would like to have two patients involved in this forum. Other partners involved include: Northern Health, UNBC, Divisions of Family Practice, Medical Staff Associations, Practice Support Program, First Nations Health Authority, Carrier Sekani Family Services, Central Interior Native Health, Health Data Coalition, Doctors of BC and the Rural Coordination Center of BC.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Northern Interior

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.