Our Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 is Here!

After a few months in the making, we're happy to announce that the PVN Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 is now ready and available for all patient and health care partners!

The plan, which outlines three strategic priorities that will guide our work over the next three years and features our new vision, mission, and values, was created based on consultation with our partners in communities and organizations across BC. Its development was overseen by our Oversight & Advisory Committee.


We connected with patient and health care partners through networking coffees, outreach events and orientations. We also used a survey to canvass all of our patient partners, health care partners and other patient engagement practitioners in Canada. This enabled our stakeholders to share their thoughts on the most valuable aspects of our work, as well as our future directions. We also considered evidence from leading thinkers and organizations.

We were grateful for the feedback and are so excited to focus on advancing the plan! If you have any feedback or questions about the Strategic Plan, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via email or social media.

Download the PVN Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 to learn about our priorities for the next three years, or get your hard copy at the next PVN event!

And stay tuned – in our next newsletter, we’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at how the plan was developed.

High School Students Helped Shape Interior Health's Online Portal

Youth are often under-represented in patient- and family-centred care initiatives, so we love hearing about the ways organizations are engaging them. In this blog post, our Engagement Leader Carol Stathers shared how Interior Health engaged high school students to get feedback on their new online health portal.

Richmond Arthritis Group: Support, Sharing and Socializing

If you’re living with arthritis, you’re invited to join the Richmond Arthritis Support Group to socialize and share strategies for self-management. It meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at St. Alban Anglican Church (7260 St. Alban Road, Richmond). Contact Sandy for more information.

Learning from the Dutch "neighbourhood care" model

Ever heard of “Buurtzorg?” In this Dutch approach to respectful “neighbourhood care” for elderly patients, one nurse provides all of a patient’s home care needs. Read this article, which made waves on Twitter in July, for more on the Buurtzorg philosophy. Follow us on Twitter for more stories people are buzzing about!

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