Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (Australia)

THE CENTRE FOR RURAL AND REMOTE MENTAL HEALTH (CRRMH) IS A STATE-WIDE ORGANISATION THAT IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE MENTAL HEALTH, WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE OF RURAL AND REMOTE RESIDENTS. The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health works to promote and support community wellbeing collaboratives, recognising them as important pathways to mentally healthy communities and […]


Thunder Bay’s Rapid Access Clinic for hip, knee conditions cuts wait times from years to weeks Cathy Alex · CBC News – Oct 14, 2018 Patients are referred by their family doctor to the clinic, which then acts as a one-stop shop for consultations with orthopedic specialists and ultimately surgery if required. Once enrolled in the program, the […]


China Caring for our SeniorsColin Dacre – May 26, 2018Local politicians are sounding the alarm about the level of care being provided to seniors at a care home in Summerland now owned by the Chinese government.In addition to independent and assisted living, the facility provides complex care to residents with severe dementia.Central Okanagan MP Dan […]


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General Practice Services Committee

Read the latest news about team based care, patient medical homes, and primary care networksPatient Medical Homes (PMH)Primary Care Networks (PCN)PMH/PCN – the differencesTeam Based CareVideoshttp://www.gpscbc.ca


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Opinion: Community health centres needed to improve primary care in B.C. Survey data show the percentage of British Columbians who have a regular health care provider is significantly lower than the Canadian average Dr. Rita McCracken, Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer, Ruth Lavergne Publishing date:Apr 01, 2019  •  April 1, 2019  For many British Columbians who don’t have a […]

Roberts Creek/Sunshine Coast

Johanna Trimble  Johanna brings a wealth of experience to our organization as a Lecturer for the Care of the Elderly (Dept. of Family Practice, UBC) and through her work on Medication Safety for Elders.  https://www.deprescribingnetwork.ca/our-champions/ https://www.deprescribingnetwork.ca/articles/https://www.deprescribingnetwork.ca/useful-resources/


Jane Osborne Jane is an individual member, working for the BC Association of Community Response Networks. From the  www.bccrns.ca website:”A CRN is a diverse group of concerned community members who come together to create a coordinated community response to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect.”and:“CRNs around the province are reaching out to the community to establish a […]

Entrepreneurial Activities of Rural Coalitions in Advancing Access to Healthcare

https://equityhealthj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12939-019-1021-3The principal investigators of the study were Kathy Rush, PhD, RN Associate Professor at the School of Nursing UBC Okanagan and Dr. Mike Chiasson, Professor, Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia Okanagan.Note: it was at this meeting in Kelowna, on April 27, 2017 that discussion began that led to the formation of the BC […]