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Our Patient Engagement Learning Series is Back!

We’re bringing our Patient Engagement Learning Series back with four new events! This webinar series will provide an easy, one-stop shop to develop skills for authentic patient engagement and bring together health care and patient partners to strengthen their work.

The series will include:

Learn More & Register

Navigating BC's Health Care System as a Newcomer

When Mariana da Silva Jardim first immigrated to Canada, she quickly learned that not only was she not ready for winter, but she also wasn’t mentally prepared for the number of invisible barriers immigrants face daily. And despite her background in medicine, she struggled to access health care services.

In our latest guest blog post, read about Mariana’s hopes for a diversified patient perspective when establishing change in health care.

Read Mariana's Story

Upcoming Events to Attend

Patient Partner Orientation Session
Feb. 8 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Patient Engagement Learning Series: A Foundation of Patient Engagement - Improving Health Care Through Partnerships
Feb. 9 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Patient Partner Orientation Session
Feb. 23 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Miss out on the latest Team Up! webinar all about team-based care and patient engagement? Check out the recording!

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Putting People at the Centre of Website Design

In late 2020, Interior Health began the task of re-building its public website – which receives over six million page views per year – from the ground up. They knew the new site needed to be person-centred, so they turned to PVN to include patient voices.

Learn About the Process

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Improving Palliative Care in the North Okanagan

Palliative care is the special care of a person whose life-limiting serious illness or disease cannot be cured. To understand needs, identify gaps and improve care in the North Okanagan, a team including patient, family and caregiver partners rolled up their sleeves for a series of meetings, interviews and surveys.

Read About Their Progress

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