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Type 2 Diabetes Network Advisory Committee



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC


The Type 2 Diabetes Network focuses on sharing, developing and applying innovative practices to improve outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes across BC. We focus on improving collaboration and knowledge transfer to help accelerate the use of expert knowledge and experience from patients and researchers. The benefits of the network include reduced duplication and fragmentation of work while leaving space for adaption in the local context. The network is made up of partners from across the system including physicians, dietitians, diabetes educators, people with type 2 diabetes and their families, researchers, policy makers, and community leaders.

The Advisory Committee plays an important role in the Type 2 Diabetes Network by providing overall strategic guidance. This includes informing the share purpose, objectives, and key activities. We are looking for 2 patient partners living with type 2 diabetes to participate on the Advisory Committee. The time commitment is two 1.5 hour meetings on Zoom per year for a 2 year term (Oct 2023 – Sep 2025).

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]
  • Experience receiving care for Type 2 Diabetes in BC

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

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kate Meffen
Leader, Health System Improvement | Health Quality BC
(604) 668-8253

From Our Community

Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.