A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Our Strategic Plan

We launched our new Strategic Plan a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t be happier with all the excitement and positive feedback we’ve been seeing! Here’s your chance to go behind-the-scenes of the plan’s development. 

In our latest blog post we tell the story of how the plan came together – a six-month process involving patient and health care partners, our Oversight & Advisory Committee and Engagement Leaders, as well as other patient engagement practitioners across Canada.

Follow the plan’s journey, from an initial consultation with our partners to its endorsement by BC Patient Safety & Quality Council Members, and hear from our Engagement Leader Leah Smith as well as Kimberly Strain, one of the Oversight & Advisory Committee’s patient partner representatives.

The post also features our main takeaways from the consultation survey which you may have completed last December. Your feedback was essential for the development of our Strategic Plan and we’re happy to close the loop with you!

Read the blog post.


Learn How to Use WebEx

Attending meetings online isn’t easy! Various features, etiquette…well, here’s an opportunity to learn all about WebEx, the main tool used by our health care partners. We’re hosting a webinar on August 30 about how to use the platform – everyone is welcome to participate and provide feedback!

Learn more about the webinar.



International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is an important day to increase awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and acknowledge the pain felt by those whose loved ones have been lost to overdose.

Visit the official website to learn more about the campaign and see all the events taking place across BC.



The Importance of Understanding Research

New studies are often featured in the media, but it’s important to understand how we should evaluate and think critically about them. This article – published by the Pain News Network and very popular on Twitter this month – features helpful definitions of terms you might come across in health research.

Follow us on social media for more trending stories!



New on Our Website:
Easy Share Buttons

If you’ve visited our website lately, you might have noticed that we added share buttons to engagement opportunities invites, events pages and blog posts. Our goal is to make it easier for you to share these pages with friends, family and colleagues on social media and by email.

Click the button, follow the quick instructions and there you go!

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