Working Together to Improve Health Care

Improving health care in BC takes collective action, and ensuring it reflects the needs and priorities of everyone means taking the time to ask about what really matters. This week we share stories of compassion, like that of patient partner Deanna Roosendaal, and invite you to join us as we support International “What Matters to You?” Day on June 9 by sharing how members of our community have supported each other during these exceptional times.

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The Power of Four Words: "What Matters to You?"

Now, more than ever, stories of inspiration and compassion in health care help us navigate through these challenging times.

On June 9, we're pleased to support International “What Matters to You?” Day and will be sharing stories to recognize that the best health care starts with asking the question, "what matters to you?" now and every day. Share your story with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council or on Twitter with the hashtags #WMTYBC and #WMTY20.

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Beyond Inclusion: Equity in Public Engagement

Simon Fraser University collaborated with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) to create a new guide for practitioners to identify an approach that helps organizations transition from inclusion to equity in public engagement.

They listed eight principles to help answer questions like how to support communities to better participate in democratic resilience/processes and how to create a sense of belonging in a community.

Read Their Learnings

Regional Round-Up

In our ongoing series about partnerships, this week our patient partner Deanna Roosendaal shares the story of her cancer diagnosis and how she started a new chapter in her healing journey through the BC Cancer Network of Patient & Family Partners.

We're working with BC Cancer to make getting involved in health care improvements easier. Read more about Deanna's journey and patient engagement in BC Cancer. 

Read Deanna's Story

Regional Round-Up

We know that many of you are curious about what’s taking place across BC in patient engagement. These brief updates highlight provincial happenings that may interest you! Please feel free to connect with your regional Engagement Leader if you want to know more.

Read the Regional Updates

Best and Brightest

As organizations continue to create resources and tools to support patient engagement, here are this week's examples that we think would be useful for our health care partners. 

View the Resources

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