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What Are We Grateful for This Year? You!

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. At the top of our list are the incredible patient partners and health care teams who work together to improve BC’s health care system. With that in mind, we’re pleased to share a new resource co-designed with patient partners called "Patient Partner Recognition and Appreciation."

We wish you a restful and safe holiday season and look forward to what can be achieved together in 2022!

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Knowledge in Action! PVN's Knowledge Translation Material Review Group

It’s important that written and visual materials with COVID-19 information are understandable and appropriate. Enter our Knowledge Translation Material Review Group, composed of 37 patient partners who review materials to help make them easier for the general public to understand.

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A Heartfelt Thank You & Farewell to Our Oversight & Advisory Committee Co-Chair

This month marks the end of Pamela Jessen’s term as co-chair of our Oversight & Advisory Committee. Pamela’s vision and dedication have been instrumental in building the network as a platform for partnerships to flourish.

We’re excited to welcome Vikram Bubber as he moves from vice-chair to co-chair, and Maria Klement in her new role of vice-chair!

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Upcoming Events to Attend

Meet the 2021 BC Quality Awards Winners & Runners-Up!

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council has announced the winners and runners-up of the 2021 BC Quality Awards, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate their incredible efforts to improve quality of care!

There were many projects that made a difference in BC's health care system over the past year, and these 17 winners and runners-up are shining examples of the dedication, leadership and passion that drive health care improvement. Two patient partners are recipients this year – Beverley Pomeroy and Christine Wallsworth.

Beverley Pomeroy
Patient Engagement Specialist, BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre

When Beverley Pomeroy joined the BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre team just one month before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they immediately identified a lack of resources to support researchers engaging with patient partners who’ve experienced trauma – and then set out to change that. Learn more.

Christine Wallsworth
Patient Partner, Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health, Patient Voices Network

Christine Wallsworth’s late husband had dementia, and she often saw that his voice was ignored. That drove her to become an advocate for patients and influence major policy changes at Providence Health Care and other organizations. Learn more.

Share Your Experience With a COVID-19 Diagnosis

Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care want to hear stories from patients, caregivers and family members of those who have or had COVID-19. The hope is by sharing your story through their Patient Stories Project, the health authorities can better understand and learn from your experience.

Share Your Story

PVN Connections Café Turns One! 

Join us in celebrating the first anniversary of the PVN Connections Café! Can you believe that the first round of introductions among oriented patient partners happened on December 24, 2020?

Connections Café is a way for patient partners to connect with one another socially to help create community.

Learn More and Sign Up

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