Quality Awards nominations are now open!

Submit a Nomination for the 2019 Quality Awards!

The nominations for the 2019 Quality Awards are now open! The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which supports PVN, started the Quality Awards in 2009 to celebrate people and projects that have contributed to improvements in health care across BC.

For the third year, the Council is recognizing a patient, caregiver or family member who helped amplify patient voices in our province's health care system. Nominees for the Leadership in Advancing the Patient Voice award will have assumed a leadership role as they worked to increase patient participation in health care in meaningful ways. Learn more about how to celebrate projects in this and other categories.

Award winners will receive a $2,500 sponsorship to support their projects and share what they have learned. They will be recognized during the awards ceremony at the Council's Health Talks event in February 2019. Our patient partners have won these awards in previous years and we would love to see this continue! Read more about their winning work here

If you would like to make a nomination for any of the categories, send in your form by July 15. We are excited to start reading your submissions! 

Residents from Good Samaritan Canada write down what matters to them.

Bringing Seniors Together at Good Samaritan Canada with "What Matters to You?"

Erin, a health care aide at the Victoria Heights assisted living facility, tells us about how this important question continues to help fight isolation with the residents there. 

Read the post.

Barbers can help inspire clients to seek medical advice

What Barbershops Can Teach about Delivering Health Care

The medium really is the message! The study in this New York Times article suggests that, for hard-to-reach patients, trusted community members such as barbers can be a good complement to more traditional methods of sharing medical advice within the health care system. 

Read the article.

ISQua Conference 2018

Scholarships Offered for Patient Partners to Attend a Conference in Kuala Lumpur

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is committed to incorporating the experience of patients in their upcoming conference. To facilitate these efforts, they are offering scholarships for 10 patients, patient advocates or caregivers to attend this annual event.    

The conference takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 23 — 26, 2018. ISQua will cover the registration and some travel expenses for the successful applicants. This would be a great opportunity to share your experiences in the health care system and learn from others around the world! 

Apply here.

Choose to Move program

Get the Motivation You Need to Be Active with the
Choose to Move Program

You know you should be more physically active, but starting is the hardest part! That’s why researchers at the University of British Columbia, and their partners, developed Choose to Move — a fun, FREE, and completely flexible program that can help you get active and discover new social opportunities. 

Choose to Move provides you with the motivation and support to include more physical activity in your daily routine and connect with people and opportunities in your community. The program is for anyone aged 65 and older who wants to become active, regardless of ability.

Learn more and join a group in your community here.

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