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Member, BC Primary Health Care Research Network Patient Advisory Board

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

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Having good primary health care in communities is an important part of the health care puzzle. The BC Primary Health Care Research Network is seeking three patient partners to oversee provincial and national health research to help health care leaders focus their limited resources for better primary care across the province.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Lead Organization or Department

British Columbia Primary Health Care Research Network (BC-PHCRN)

Aim

The aim of this project is to help oversee provincial and national research in primary health care. Patient partners will provide insight and suggestions for operations, development and leadership of the BC-PHCRN. Patient partners will potentially support the editing of project results summaries, sending results to your networks and participating in conferences. Please note:  There may also be some engagement with outside research projects as opportunities arise.

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.

Eligibility

This invitation is being extended to volunteers who are:
  • comfortable telling their story and working within a team environment
  • open to meeting in person, teleconference and/or email
  • preferably able to converse in English
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.

Logistics

Vacancies: 3 Date/Time: To be determined with patient partners Location: Via telephone and in-person, in the Greater Vancouver area Commitment: 7 months to one year

Reimbursement

Pre-approved expenses related to travel to in-person meetings will be reimbursed (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit). Refreshments will be provided at in-person meetings. Other reimbursements may be discussed with successful patient partners directly once placed.

Background

The BC Primary Health Care Research Network (BC-PHCRN) Patient Advisory Group is made up of approximately 10 patient partners from across the province who assist with the operations, development and leadership of the BC-PHCRN. The Patient Advisory Group has also been instrumental in the PRioritiEs for Research (PREFeR) project, which isolated patient-identified priorities for future primary care research in BC and compared the importance rankings of these priorities between patients and primary care providers. For 2019, the Patient Advisory Group will be assisting the network with passing on the results of BC-PHCRN funded research projects. This may include editing project results summaries, sending results to your networks, participating in conferences etc. There may also be some engagement with outside research projects as opportunities arise.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Rableen Nagra, MA
Patient Engagement Specialist, Fraser Centre – BC Support Unit
Mobile: 604-613-4794
Email: rableen.nagra@fraserhealth.ca

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.