New "What Matters to You?" Resources Available!

Now that "What Matters to You?" is a year-long initiative, we've made even more resources to help you spread the word!

We have released several videos, including short teaser trailers, that introduce tips for how to integrate this important question into your daily practice. As well, we have made a one-page flyer that can be handed out at events or put up as a poster. You can download these and other handy resources for both patient partners and health care partners on our site and  

PPE Team builds "What Matters to You?" toolkits for ambassadorsFor those who have signed up to be a "What Matters to You?" Ambassador, you can expect to see your toolkit full of important resources at your door any day now! Several members of the Patient and Public Engagement team (right), which supports PVN, spent some time last week
building the kits. 

If you have a "What Matters to You?" story you'd like to share,
we would love to hear it! If you'd like to get involved, contact your community's Engagement Leader to find out how you can take action!

PVN Engagement Leader Jami and Patient Partner Charles chat about their experience of the 2018 Networks Leadership Symposium

The Challenges of Managing a Network: Patient and Engagement Leader Perspectives

Engagement Leader Jami Brown (left) and Charles Lee, a PVN Patient Partner (right), discuss what they learned from attending the 2018 Networks Leadership Symposium and how it applies to PVN. 

Read the post.

Patient Partner interviewed in local Nanaimo newspaper

Free Wi-Fi Coming to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

Pamela Jessen, a PVN Patient Partner, tells a reporter with the Nanaimo News NOW about how free Wi-Fi in the hospital can help alleviate some of the stress that comes with caring for a loved one.

Read the article.

Heart Hub website homepage

PVN Patient Partners Helped Create an Online Resource
on Heart Health

Two of our patient partners, Don Grant and Jean Shepherd, had a hand in creating this new resource site with the BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health: The site, which just launched on July 1st, helps patients better understand medical information around heart health. It is designed to be very user-friendly and will soon be translated into Farsi, Chinese, and Punjabi! 

Read more here.

Reminder: Nominations for the 2019 Quality Awards are due July 15!

Leadership in Advancing the Patient Voice Quality AwardDo you know a leader in your community who has helped amplify patient voices this year? Nominate them for a Quality Award and they could win $2,500 toward continuing their project or sharing their learnings! Their work will also be recognized at the 2019 Health Talks.  

Submit a nomination.

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