Our February 2019 newsletter is all about health!

If there is one constant across rural BC, it is the challenge of providing rural & remote communities and First Nations with access to adequate healthcare. In this month's BCRC newsletter, we've put together articles, reports, videos, and podcasts that highlight what's happening on the rural healthcare front right now in our province. We think you'll find it informative.

Rural Health Initiatives in BC

In this BCRC report, we highlight current BC rural health initiatives and successes, including a new technology that connects rural physicians with big city specialists, a look at how the folks of Gabriola Island created a new community health centre, an initiative that solicits grassroots input from rural residents on their community healthcare ideas & concerns, new projects designed to provide better support for rural moms & their caregivers, a look at the First Nations Health Authority, and an overview of the rollout of Primary Care Networks, set to transform the way we access healthcare in BC.

New iOS App Revolutionizes Rural Healthcare

CODI — Critical Outreach and Diagnostic Intervention — is a new app that instantly connects rural health caregivers with specialists vis their smartphones. Developed and initially deployed right here in British Columbia, CODI is a real made-in-BC medical success story!
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Rural health in BC — Challenges & Innovations
A webinar with UBC Rural Health Chair, Dr. Dave Snadden

Register now and join us for a stimulating discussion of some of the most common healthcare-related problems facing rural British Columbians & First Nations — and some innovative solutions — with Dr. Dave Snadden. February 28, noon.

Rural Coordination Centre of BC

Ever hear of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC — the RCCbc? This is the organization that leads the charge in advising both the Government and the Doctors of BC on matters regarding rural health. RCCbc also provides coordination and funding to attract, prepare, recruit, and retain physicians for BC’s rural communities. We provide you with an introduction to this very important group.
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After years of patch-work healthcare, Gabriola Islanders recognized the need for reliable medical care that wouldn’t require helicopters or ferries to transport patients off the island to doctors situated in larger metropolitan centres. They banded together to build a state-of-the-art heath facility literally with their own hands. Community members swung their own hammers, hauled materials, installed piping, electrical, and more. Thanks to their vision and powerful fibre optics, Gabriola Island Medical Centre is one of the most connected clinics in Canada.

Interested in hearing what's new when it comes to rural healthcare in BC? We've put together five podcasts for this month's BCRC newsletter, interviews featuring healthcare professionals who share their insights on some of the most important healthcare initiatives and projects happening right now in British Columbia.
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We hope you've found our February newsletter useful. Don't hesitate to share it with your colleagues, friends, and neighbours — with anyone concerned we ensure every British Columbian has access to excellent healthcare.
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