What Matters to You?

International “What Matters to You?” Day is Only
Two Weeks Away!

June 6 marks the international day of celebration for "What Matters to You?" On this day, groups across the world will encourage health care providers to ask this simple but powerful question, prompting meaningful conversations with the people they support and care for.

This week, PVN Patient Partner Edwina Nearhood shares her story on our blog, discussing why the initiative resonates with her personally, how she got involved last year, and how she plans to keep the momentum going in 2018! Read her story.

WMTY 2017

Interested in Getting Involved?

Patient partners have been taking part by becoming "What Matters to You?" ambassadors or spreading the word about WMTY to their local communities using our collection of resources. Make sure to check out our new "Conversations That Matter" resource for tips on how to encourage and support meaningful conversations about care! 

Share Your Story

You can share your own story with us, or contact one of our Engagement Leaders to find out how you can take action before, after and during the big day!

Welcoming Kate to Providence Health Care

Welcome a Familiar Face to Providence Health Care!

We recently connected with Kate McNamee, who is the new Leader for Care Experience at Providence Health Care. In this blog piece, Kate shares about her new role, the team's partnership with PVN and the future of patient engagement at Providence Health Care.

Read the article.

How to Save Your Life in a Complex Health Care System 

How to Save Your Life in a Complex Health Care System 

PVN Patient Partner Claire Snyman did a fantastic TEDx Talk on her personal health care journey and the importance of collaboration between patients and health care teams.

Watch the video.

Co-producing Conferences with Patients — 
Challenges and Opportunities

This BMJ blog piece offers the perspectives of a patient partner and a conference organizer. Each author discusses the challenges and key factors for success when it comes to patient participation in conferences. The two then offer joint reflections on the future of patient integration in medical conferences.

Read the article.

Greg's Story

Falling Through the Cracks: Greg's Story

Greg Price was 30 years old when he began developing health issues. Throughout Greg’s journey, there were a number of gaps in his continuity of care, leading to delays in treatment, which may have contributed to his untimely passing.

The Price family and their health advocacy organization, Greg’s Wings, have created this impactful, short film about Greg's story in the hopes of inspiring positive change and improvement in the health care system.

Infoway and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute are pleased to support Health Arrows / Greg’s Wings Projects through a special screening of Falling Through The Cracks: Greg’s Story. 

Date: May 29 (from 1900 - 2100) 
Where: Vancity Theatre

Purchase tickets.

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