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Primary Care Strategy in Interior Health Advisory Group



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region


We are looking to develop a strategy for primary care in Interior Health owned and operated clinics. The final outcome of this work will be a documented strategy informed by voices of our partners. Patient partners will be involved as follows:
1. participation in steering committee (2 people) to provide decision-making insight on the strategy components.
2. advisory group (up to 7 participants, 2 of which would also participate in the steering committee). This group will be responsible for consolidation of findings from a patient survey, sharing their perspectives and provide content for change management/ communication tools and materials.

Patient partners are welcome to review the following website for additional information:

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
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Previous committee/working group experience
  • 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
  • Primary Care setting in IH owned and operated clinics cross Interior Health region

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

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Izabela Szelest
Director, Primary Care Transformation Planning and Initiatives, Primary Care Transformation | Interior Health
(250) 274-5070

From Our Community

Laura Parmar

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!