The Rural Health Services Research Network of BC (RHSRNbc) was established in May 2010, as part of an overall strategy to improve and expand health services research within British Columbia.
RHSRNbc’s main purpose is to support rural health services’ researchers in British Columbia, with the goal of creating a supportive infrastructure with in which to facilitate the investigation of issues relevant to the health and health services of rural communities. The Network also strives to generate innovative ideas and strategies to build capacity within both the Network as well as within rural health services research.
RHSRNbc takes a multi-faceted approach to supporting and facilitating rural health services research. Not only do we maintain a website to inform members of any available grants, upcoming conferences and symposiums, but we also host skill-building workshops, knowledge translation events and hold travel bursary competitions in order to ensure our members are prepared for and successful in the realm of rural health services research.