Blog Posts tagged 'Community Event'

Marion Woodward Lecture: Strategies and Tools for Putting Patients First

Mounting evidence demonstrates that engaging patients and the public as partners in healthcare decisions at both individual and community levels leads to better outcomes. However, patients and the public are not adequately engaged across a spectrum of health services. Dr. Dawn Stacey will discuss evidence-based strategies and tools for supporting active patient and public involvement […]

Canadian Patient Safety Week

Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national, annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. As the momentum for promoting best practices in patient safety has grown, so has the participation in Canadian Patient Safety Week. Canadian Patient Safety week is relevant to anyone who engages with our […]

The How-To of Embedding “What Matters to You?” — Webinar

Join us for this practical, skills-based “What Matters to You?” webinar! It will be a how-to guide on preparing patients and family members for “What matters to you?” conversations, encouraging health care providers to ask the question, and rallying community members to lead the initiative. Speakers include Maggie Breslin from The Patient Revolution, Lara Gurney […]

Patient Partner Perspective: The Importance of Community During the Opioid Crisis

Around the world, August 31 is recognized as Overdose Awareness Day. This year, Fort St. John is taking this event one step further: two local groups, the Fort St. John Community Action Team and Healthy Fort St. John, have joined forces to organize a week of activities to help raise awareness around substance use. There is […]

Community Discussion on New Opportunities in Primary Health Care

Join the BC Health Coalition in a discussion about new primary care initiatives happening in BC, and hear about a community governed and interdisciplinary team approach to primary health care delivery to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees and older adult immigrants. Light refreshments provided. There is limited seating. To RSVP, please email Kari Kesslar at

Fraser Health Research Week

Fraser Health’s 13th annual Research Week features interactive workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers, presentations by Fraser Health researchers, and much more. Click here to view the interactive poster. All Research Week events are free, and the following events are open to the public: Close to Practice: Research at the Point of Care Thursday, June 7 […]

Early Onset Heart Disease: What’s In Your Genes?

Why are between 500-1,000 people in BC diagnosed with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) every year? And why are their close relatives up to 10 times more likely to develop atherosclerotic CVD? These are questions the public forum on the Study to Avoid Cardiovascular Events in British Columbia (SAVE BC) research program seeks to answer. Tara Sedlack, the […]

Conversations That Matter

Join us for a “What Matters to You?” webinar focused on sharing our new “Conversations That Matter” resource! This resource provides tools for providers, patients, families and caregivers, to support them in having meaningful conversations about care. This is a learning- and skills-based webinar open to anyone who wants to improve their communication skills and […]

Celebrating and Appreciating Our Patient Family Partners (Providence Health Care)

Providence Health Care invites their Patient Family Partners to a social gathering to celebrate and appreciate their work. This event is part of Patient and Residence Experience Week (April 23-26, 2018). Meet other Patient Family Partners, network with Providence Health Care staff and leaders, and share what matters most to you about this work!

Chilliwack & Fraser Cascade Transition & Resource Fair 2018

The goal of the Transition & Resource Fair is to provide youth and young adults with special needs and their families with information on education, community services, health, housing, transportation, recreation, employers and job-related services and programs that are available to assist them in planning for their future.

“What Matters to You?” Has Launched!

On April 11, the Council hosted a virtual kick off for“What Matters to You?” This kickoff featured incredible speakers, an overview of how the initiative began, and explained how you can spread the word and get involved. In case you weren’t able to attend, we’ve put together a recap of the event right here!

Fraser Health Cultural Diversity and Communication Learning Session

Fraser Health is hosting a cultural diversity and communication learning session and you are invited! The learning session will include concepts that recognize the healthcare environment’s diverse, cross-cultural nature and address the practical skills necessary for effective communication in the healthcare system. This event is voluntary and is first come first served – 20 seats are […]

International Women’s Day Event: Stressed and Depressed? The Ups and Downs in Mood from Teenage Girls Through Perimenopause into the Golden Years

Women are susceptible to depression at various stages throughout life, from the teenage years, the postpartum period, and the perimenopausal transition, while in the older years women may experience a number of physical changes that influence brain health. It is important to know the signs of depression, and to know what are the effective treatments available and where to get help. Experts will address each of these topics in this free public forum held on International Women’s Day.

A Journey Into the Patient Experience – Through the Lens of a Patient and a Nurse

Join Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Faculty of Health Student Association for an exciting talk highlighting the importance of focusing on the patient experience.

Guest speakers Vikram Bubber and Normita Guidote will bring valuable experiences, lessons and stories of the importance of recognizing the patient experience in the health care industry.

Community Conversations: Finding and Using Health Research

This is a free public event for patients, public, and family and friend caregivers to learn about and use health research to inform your health choices.

The event includes a light dinner, informative presentations and a talk show-style conversation.

Health Talks 2018

Health Talks is an annual evening event, part of the Quality Forum. It’s a perfect activity for anyone seeking an inspirational end to their day. The event starts with a ceremony to recognize the winners of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s annual Quality Awards. Then, eight engaging and passionate speakers will answer our question: What are your hopes for health care?

Community Dialogue on Dementia Research

Are you living with dementia or caring for someone who is? Do you have ideas about how health research can help improve dementia diagnosis and care? If so, we want to hear from you! Join the BC SUPPORT Unit’s Vancouver Island Centre for an interactive afternoon of idea sharing! We’ll discuss how to integrate research into the continuum of dementia diagnosis and care, including ways to involve you, as important community members, in future research opportunities.

Now What? Journeying Through Community Reintegration After a Brain Injury

From concussion to stroke, acquired brain injury changes lives. People with acquired brain injuries face significant transitions, from hospital to home or from who they were to who they are now.

Join this interactive morning of education and discussion, learn what reintegration of the “new normal” means, identify the gaps in services and be the change that you would like to see by forming alliances with people with lived experience, as well as health care and service providers.

41st Annual Northern Doctor’s Day

Patient Voices Network will have information and resources about patient engagement support and services as part of Northern Doctor’s Day 2017! Come learn how PVN can help you engage patients in your own work.

Vanderhoof Seniors’ Health Fair

The Patient Voices Network will have a table set up at the Vanderhoof Seniors’ Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1. Come out and learn about the exciting opportunities going on across the region and how you can get involved! We will also be sharing information about Change Day BC, including collecting your own pledges!

Change Day BC Pledge Drive

Join representatives from the University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) Medical Staff Association, Northern Health and the Patient Voices Network to learn more about Change Day BC and make your pledge!

Free Community Talk at the Pediatric Pain Management Symposium

Join Dr. Margot Latimer and John Sylliboy for a free community talk on the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative and Art for Healing, including Art from the Heart, a travelling artwork exhibition created by Aboriginal children, which will be available for viewing. The presentation will feature a short film on the making of the […]

Let’s Talk: Community Dialogue on Health Research

Health research depends on all kinds of people. You can be healthy, sick, young or old and can help by volunteering to participate in research in a variety of ways.
Let’s talk! You’re invited to a community dialogue, hosted by the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Unit and the BC SUPPORT Unit, on the development of a new program in British Columbia that will help connect people like you to research opportunities.