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We work with healthcare professionals, community members, policymakers, educators, researchers, and non-profit and business leaders from across British Columbia to improve the health of rural British Columbians. Some of these partners and collaborators are listed below and represented in our Partnership Pentagram Plus model.

Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues

The JSC advises the BC government and Doctors of BC on matters pertaining to rural medical practice. More

Rural Education Action Plan

REAP supports the training needs of physicians in rural practice and provides medical learners with rural practice experience. More

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada

SRPC provides leadership for rural physicians and promotes sustainable conditions and equitable healthcare for rural communities. More

UBC Continuing Professional Development

UBC CPD provides accessible and relevant education to physicians and other healthcare providers who live in rural and remote areas of British Columbia. More

UBC Department of Family Practice

UBC DFP trains undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents at several distributed sites throughout the province and engages in continuing professional development and primary care research. More

UNBC Health Research Institute

UNBC HRI provides a venue for collaboration among the University of Northern British Columbia’s diverse of group of researchers from many disciplines, who undertake various forms of health research, including research on the determinants of health. More

Health Match BC

Health Match BC is a free health professional recruitment service funded by the Government of British Columbia. More

Locums for Rural BC

Locums for Rural BC administers the Rural Locum Programs on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC. More

Towards Unity for Health

Towards Unity for Health is an international, intersectoral, intergenerational organization that fosters equitable community-oriented health services, education and research to improve local and global health. More

Divisions of Family Practice

Divisions of family practice are community-based groups of family physicians working together to achieve common health care goals. More

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

The Michael Smith Foundation is British Columbia’s health research agency. It inspires and connects curious, creative and passionate minds to drive discovery and innovation for better health and health care. More

Rural Health Services and Research Network of BC

The Rural Health Services and Research Network of BC increases communication, collaboration and capacity for better research and better health outcomes for rural patients. More

BC Rural Health Network

The BC Rural Health Network (BCRHN) represents the voice of rural residents to governments on their health and their healthcare. More

BC Rural Centre

The BC Rural Centre provides rural communities and First Nations with timely information and support to help them meet challenges and discover opportunities. More

Island Health

Island Health provides healthcare and support services to more than 860,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and mainland communities north of Powell River. More

Vancouver Coastal Health

VCH is responsible for the delivery of $4.1 billion in community, hospital and long-term care services to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. It also provides specialized care and services for people throughout BC and is the province's hub of health care education and research. More

Northern Health

Through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners in British Columbia. More

Fraser Health

Fraser Health delivers hospital and community-based health services to more than 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. More

Interior Health

Interior Health delivers hospital, community and long-term care services to the over 834,000 people across British Columbia’s southern Interior region. More

Provincial Health Services Authority

PHSA works with the BC Ministry of Health, the five regional health authorities and the First Nations Health Authority to bring health care closer to where BC residents live, to promote health, manage chronic conditions and reduce the burden of illness. More

First Nations Health Authority

FNHA is the health and wellness partner to over 200 diverse First Nations communities and citizens across British Columbia. More

BC Emergency Medicine Network (Emergency Care BC)

The BC Emergency Medicine Network supports BC emergency practitioners by connecting them with each other and with current, practical resources. More

Rural eMentoring BC

Rural eMentoring BC is a free online mentoring program where rural high school students prepare for their future with the support and advice of a mentor. More

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care is a Catholic health care provider that provides health care services to patients and residents from British Columbia. More

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

The Council provides system-wide leadership to efforts designed to improve the quality of health care in British Columbia. More

UBC Digital Emergency Medicine

The UBC Faculty of Medicine’s DigEM carries out research, evaluation, engagement, education, knowledge translation and policy informing work to explore and advance the use of modern personal information and communication technologies to improve healthcare and management. More

Rural Doctors' UBC Chair in Rural Health

The Rural Doctors' UBC Chair in Rural Health elevates the health priorities of rural, remote and First Nations communities across British Columbia by leading research, education and training programs. More

Centre for Rural Health Research

The Centre For Rural Health Research within the UBC Department of Family Practice provides evidence-based research findings to inform policy and planning health services for rural residents. More

Network of Rural Divisions

The Network of Rural Divisions enables physician leaders and executive directors from 20 rural Divisions of Family Practice in British Columbia (BC) to connect and engage. More

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