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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
Breakthroughs in health research provide hope for people each day. Being able to demystify health research and connect it to everyone is the goal of this public event. If you have an interest in event planning and health research, this one is for you!
Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
Lead Organization or DepartmentFraser Centre, Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research
- Patient partners will help with developing, planning and implementing a free public event in January.
- This event is to share and discuss with the public ways to find, evaluate, and get involved in health research.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that the research partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.
EligibilityThis invitation is being extended to patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley who:
- Have experience with the health care system, either as a patient or caregiver;
- Have worked in a group setting;
- Are comfortable telling their story and sharing their input.
- Vacancies: 2
- Date/time: To be determined, in consultation with patient partners
- Commitment: 3-5 hours per month
- Location: In person and teleconference
ReimbursementOut of pocket expenses will be covered for travel for meetings with the Fraser Centre team, including, mileage, parking, toll charges.
BackgroundThe event is tentatively scheduled for January 25th, 2018 and geared towards members of the public interested in health. Specifically, it will speak to how people can be more proactive in their health information retrieval and evaluation. Participants may include patients, family/friend caregivers, clinicians, parents, or students. Our aim is to empower the public to evaluate and use health research. About the BC SUPPORT Unit: It’s one of 10 SUPPORT Units established across Canada as part of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR), a national initiative led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). A provincial hub, located in Vancouver, coordinates activities across BC. The BC SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia.
Engagement Leader Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley