Rural Evidence Review — Health Service Planning Through a Rural Lens

We need the help of rural citizens to know which health care issues are most important to rural communities in B.C.

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The Centre for Rural Health Research team.

The Centre for Rural Health Research team. — Photo courtesy Centre for Rural Health Research

The goal of the Rural Evidence Review (RER) project is to work with rural citizens to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in British Columbia. To do this we: (1) ask rural citizens about the health care priorities that matter the most to them and their communities, (2) review the evidence on what we hear, and (3) share what we learn with policy-makers and health administrators in the province. The project is jointly funded by the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia and Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research.

Who are we?

We are a team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Health Research in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. To learn more about the RER team, click here.

How can you help?

We need the help of rural citizens to know which health care issues are most important to rural communities in B.C., and which topics to research and try to improve. No issue is too big or too small!

Share Your Priorities

You can share your community’s priorities for rural health care in British Columbia with our team at any time and in two ways:

(1) Take our survey. The RER team has developed a short, anonymous survey to learn about rural citizen and community priorities for health care. The survey is available here

Note, there is no pressing deadline to fill out the survey, which will be available until the end of the project (April, 2021).

(2) Participate in an interview. Rural citizens are invited to participate in a confidential telephone interview with our research team about your priorities for rural health services in B.C. Interested individuals are asked to email the project’s Coordinator (Christine Carthew) at [email protected] to let our team know that you would like to take part.

(3) Contact us. The project’s Coordinator, Christine, can be reached at any time to discuss the health care issues and priorities that are most important to rural citizens and communities in B.C. Christine can be reached by email at [email protected] or telephone at 1 (604) 827-2193.

Participate in the Rural Citizen Advisory Committee

The Rural Evidence Review Team is putting together a Rural Citizen Advisory Committee to:

(1) Provide local input about rural health care needs in British Columbia.

(2) Provide feedback on the project’s work.

(3) Help our team to plan how to share the project’s findings with rural communities across B.C.

Rural citizens in British Columbia who are interested in participating on the advisory committee are asked to email the project’s Coordinator, Christine, at [email protected] to let our team know that you would like to take part.

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