The Evolution of Primary Care in British Columbia
September 4 | 12:00 pm | WebEx | Password: PrimaryCare2019

Join us on September 4 at noon for
a new webinar in our Patient
Engagement Learning Series!

This webinar will provide an overview of the work being done in primary care, highlighting the Primary and Community Care Strategy and how it will benefit patients accessing care.

Learn about the vital role patients have in this work to help ensure all primary care changes matter to patients, families and health care providers.

About the Presenters

Laura Heinze
Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Ministry of Health

Laura is a communications specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the Ministry of Health. She specializes in effectively communicating complex policies and issues into easily accessible information.

Layton Engwer
PVN Patient Partner

Layton raised three boys and his family has accessed health services from acute to long-term care. He has been a long-term caregiver and has guided family members through cancer, addictions and hospice care.

Add the webinar to your calendar

Primary Care Networks:
What Are They and How Do They Work?

Primary Care Networks are clinical networks formed by Divisions of Family Practice, health authorities and community partners to provide all the primary care services a population needs in a geographical area.

Watch the recording from an earlier Patient Engagement Learning Series webinar to learn more about PCNs and their role in BC’s health care system.

Watch the webinar.

Learning Opportunity:
San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, is sponsoring an opportunity for 17 patient partners to participate in San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. In this online course, attendees will learn about Indigenous history, cultural safety and strategies for empathy through a series of online modules and discussions to increase cultural understanding and diversity in our network.

The opportunity is open to patient partners across the province.

RSVP by September 3.

Know My Story: Learning Who People Are Improves Life for Older Patients, Families, Caregivers, Staff

A free tool that collects information about the needs and preferences of older patients, in a format that can be sent with them when admitted to the hospital. This simple initiative created by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, in the United States, has been helping improve quality of life for patients with dementia in hospitals and retirement centres.

Read about the initiative.

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