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Reviewer, Knowledge Translation Material Review Group

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region

Last updated

Volunteer Opportunity
Would you like to provide feedback on COVID-19 materials before they are released to the public? The BC Centre for Disease Control and other health care partners are developing materials to share important and timely information with the public and would love your feedback to ensure the messages are clear and impactful.


Lead Organization/Department
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and other health care partners are developing materials for the public to support understanding of and the province’s response to COVID-19.
We are looking for patient partners who are comfortable and able to provide feedback on these time-sensitive materials. Requests for feedback are expected to come up ad hoc and with short timelines. It is valuable to have the unique lens of patient partners in providing input into the development and review of final materials from the perspective of people who will be receiving the information.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

• Are comfortable offering your opinion in online survey or email format
• Acknowledge the expected time constraints and are able to respond to time sensitive requests, at least most of the time
• Have access to and are comfortable using technology for reviewing written and visual materials and inputting text into online survey and/or email
• The hope is to include patient partners from across the province and reflect the diversity of our population of BC
• Be available to start this work asap, selection of reviewers will begin immediately and continue until the vacancies are filled

Number of vacancies: 30
Location, Date, Time and Frequency:
• As a member of this review group, you will periodically receive materials to review by email or survey
• The timelines for review of materials will have short turn-around times
• It is anticipated that this work will start within the next 1-2 weeks and continue for the next 6-12 months

If you would like to participate in this opportunity, but have concerns about your internet provider and data limit, please contact Carol Stathers otherwise no expenses are anticipated.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and its partners disseminate critical information related to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting the health and wellness of British Columbian. Often, this information is shared in the form of written and visual materials. It is important that these materials are understandable, accessible and appropriate for communities and the general public.
The review group will be asked to  provide their opinions as public consumers of information regarding whether materials make sense, what are the points of contention and clarity etc.
Knowledge Translation definition:

Knowledge Translation is defined as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.
This process takes place within a complex system of interactions between researchers and knowledge users which may vary in intensity, complexity and level of engagement depending on the nature of the research and the findings as well as the needs of the particular knowledge user. (CIHR)

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Interior Region

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