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Patient Panelist & Advisor, Approaches & Pharmacotherapies for Patients Living with Alcohol Use Disorder (APPLAUD) Action Series – Health Quality BC



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC


APPLAUD is a 4-month interactive action series focused on sharing knowledge and tools, as well as connecting participants with colleagues and experts (both clinical & patient), to improve the quality of primary care for patients living with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in BC.

We’re looking for a patient partner/person with lived (living) experience (PWLLE) of AUD to:

– Participate on a virtual patient panel at a learning session to share their experience of AUD care, answer questions from participants that can inform ways to improve quality of care from a patient/PWLLE perspective
– Potential date of the learning session will either be Apr 3, May 8, June 12 or July 17, 2024 @ 0800 – 0930 PT; they will only need to attend/speak for a portion of time but can stay for whole session if interested
– (Optional) Pending capacity and interest, inform content planning of webinar and resources for APPLAUD participants in one to three group virtual meetings (1-2 hours each) between Feb-March; first meeting is Feb 22 @ 1100 – 1230 PT. One to one meetings are an option as well, if preferred.
– Compensation for time provided in alignment with BCCDC peer payment guidelines

We are happy to meet prior to the engagement events to get to know you, share more about APPLAUD, hear your thoughts, and answer any questions you may have! Time to prep and connect before any meetings/events are also highly welcomed and encouraged.

More information about APPLAUD can be found here:

Level of Engagement

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


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • 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
  • - Person with Lived / Living Experience of Alcohol Use Disorder - Comfortable speaking to their primary care experience of AUD care: what matters to them in their care (ie. what quality care looks like to them), ways their primary care provider and their teams have built trust and comfort, treatments and pharmacotherapies they've tried (ideal if they've tried different options, but optional), types of support they received throughout care

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

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Donna Molina
Project Coordinator, Health System Improvement | Mental Health, Substance Use & Long-Term Care | Health Quality BC
(778) 945-7632

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