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Virtual- VJH Mental Health and Substance Use Business Planning User Group

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Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Interior Region, Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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Business planning for IPU new build in Vernon. Patient experience is valuable in program planning and design. These meetings will be held virtually. Meetings to occur every 3 weeks for 2 hours between June and November.

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
  • 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
  • It would be valuable for the patient partner to have direct/indirect involvement with MHSU such as community or acute care.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Megan Thorne Director Clinical Operations, Mental Health and Substance use | Interior health (250) 309-4022

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!