September Theme: Learn and Grow

As fall approaches and it’s back-to-school time, there are a number of amazing opportunities for you to increase your skills and knowledge of authentic patient engagement and health care approaches. This week we're focusing on all the resources available to you! 

Building a Safer System Documentary

In celebration of the second annual World Patient Safety Day, watch "Building a Safer System," an inspiring look at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's impact over the past 17 years as they continue to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and most of all, promote patient safety.

Watch the Documentary

Beyond inclusion: Equity in Patient Engagement

Led by Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, this report proposes eight principles to guide the meaningful and equitable inclusion of diverse voices when planning and implementing public engagement initiatives that will inform decision-making processes.

Read the Report

Careful and Kind Diabetes Care Webinar

Join the UBC Therapeutics Initiative as they host Dr. Victor Montori, a passionate advocate for the patient voice, to connect with patients and caregivers through a webinar to discuss diabetic care and shared decision-making.

Register for the Webinar

Resource Picks of the Month!

As organizations continue to create resources and tools to support patient engagement, here are some of the other top resource picks for September: 

  • Text Messaging Strategies: Bang the Table shares some great tips on incorporating text messaging strategies into your engagement plan.
  • Virtual Care: Created in collaboration between PVN and Doctors of BC, this video provides a high-level introduction to the virtual care experience from a patient's perspective. 
  • Social Visitation Essentials: Created by SafeCareBC, these tools and resources to highlight the important elements in a care home or assisted living residence. 
  • Continuous Engagement: Bang the Table hosts a discussion on the benefits of engaging community members on an ongoing basis to build relationships and partnerships without a project-based agenda.
  • Staying Well: The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN, partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association to discuss the expanded supports during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. 
  • Virtual Advisory Council: An interesting look at how one children’s hospital has been working to transition their patient and family advisory group into a virtual platform. 
  • Value-Based Health Care: Read how VBHC is becoming a leading approach to improving patient and health system outcomes around the world! 

For the full list of resources, click below: 

View the Resources

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