Change Day is Back in 2017

Two years ago, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, along with 51 partners across BC, led the first Change Day BC. Change Day is a global movement that was started in 2013 by the National Health Service in England.

The premise is simple: any person can make a pledge to make one small change that can improve quality of care for patients. Many countries have since launched their own Change Days, spreading the energy and excitement to improve care globally. Over a million people made pledges, and there were 7,877 pledges made in BC alone in 2015!

You can make a pledge right now!

A pledge is something that you commit to doing, changing or improving in health or social care. What you pledge, and how you do it, is entirely up to you. Pledges can be small as simple as eating healthy or big, such as wearing incontinence pads to better empathize with care home residents, which is what a team at the Delta View Life Enrichment Centre did in 2015. Watch Change Day's two-minute video to hear more great stories and get inspired:

This year, Change Day will be taking place on November 17, and will be celebrated in BC, Alberta and Ontario. The Change Day BC team will focus on different pledge themes and topics throughout the campaign, including a week dedicated to Patient- and Family-Centred Care from September 18-25!

Share Your  Stories!

The Change Day BC blog will feature stories about pledges that improve the quality of patient care.

We’d love to hear your stories about a pledge that you'll make to improve the care you provide to others, or to improve your own care. Stories about pledges your care providers could make to create a positive difference are also welcome! Please email Michelle Cyca with your stories by September 13.

Patient Partner Experience: Getting Disruptive at a Design Sprint Workshop

Brenda Jagroop was one of our patient partners selected to participate in a Design Sprint Workshop in June.

In our blog's latest post she describes her experience in this innovative learning opportunity and how she plans to apply the learning in engagement opportunities.

Building Blocks of Friendship between Young and Old in Qualicum Beach

The inspiring story of a seven-year old volunteer who started a Lego club at a retirement home won hearts on Twitter and Facebook in August. Check it out!

Follow us on social media for more trending articles!

Evening Rounds: Let's Get Digital

Learn about digital strategies and innovations being used to improve public health at the next edition of Evening Rounds, which will take place on September 19 in Vancouver.

Learn more about the event and register.

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