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Participant, Weaving the Threads: Bridging Silos, Building Impact, UBC Health Virtual Cross-Sector Dialogue



Commitment: One-time

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC


This virtual event will bring together people from diverse perspectives to discuss how we can better bridge healthcare silos across roles, teams, organizations, and regions to heighten the impact of our collective efforts to improve BC’s health system. The half day Zoom event will take place Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 12:30-4:30 pm. This event builds on the 2023 Breathe and Weave health summit and feedback of participants about emerging top-priority themes.

Patient partners will connect with healthcare providers, academics, administrators, policymakers and those from linked sectors to contribute to a shared understanding of the impacts of silos in BC’s health system and help identify the opportunities to counteract the negative impacts. Patient partners will also have the opportunity to help catalyze collaborative action among participants toward a goal of better bridging silos.

Agenda is as follows:
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Guest Interview with Dr. Charles Friedman, Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at University of Michigan Medical School
Breakout Room Discussion on silos and their impacts on BC healthcare
World Café
Wrap-Up & Closing

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Invitation to UBC Health Cross Sector Silos Dialogue

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Involve on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Hillary Stevens
Project Coordinator, UBC Health | University of British Columbia
(604) 644-3142

From Our Community

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.