BC Rural Health Network - October Newsletter
Mount Waddington, B.C. - Do you know much about the BC Rural Health Network? A great place to start learning is by looking into their monthly newsletter Rural Health Matters! Find it here, or join the list by contacting Nienke Klaver, Executive Assistant!
"The BC Rural Health Network (BCRHN) consists of healthcare advocacy organizations working in cooperation with healthcare policymakers. The purpose of the Network is to promote and support a health services system that improves and sustains the health and well-being of residents of rural communities across British Columbia.
Our goals include the following:
to share successful strategies in an effort to address rural healthcare concerns
to advocate for policy changes that provide all rural residents with attachment to a health care practitioner
to identify areas of research aimed at improving access to healthcare in rural communities and to provide fertile ground for research to take place
to inform the BC Ministry of Health of rural healthcare concerns
to recommend solutions for the improvement of services to rural BC residents
to work in partnership with other provincial organizations to influence policy changes that improve access to healthcare services
to recognize the healthcare concerns of indigenous communities and include their issues and concerns as part of our work
to improve access to mental health services
to promote patient-centred, community-based primary healthcare reform
Membership is open to any organization or individual that supports the purpose and goals of the BCRHN." (Retrieved from https://bcrhn.ca)