We’re driven by relationships and a passion for rural health equity in British Columbia. Since our inception in 2006, RCCbc has grown into a network of hundreds of people—rural physicians and other healthcare providers, healthcare administrators, community members, policymakers, educators, researchers, and non-profit and business leaders—guided by the principles of cultural safety and humility.
Our journey to improve the health of rural people and communities in British Columbia began in 2006. Four rural doctors and two staff members laid the foundations of our work and unique culture. In our early years, we focused on building relationships to improve rural training opportunities for medical students and residents to bridge gaps in rural healthcare delivery.
Almost two decades later and still led by rural doctors, RCCbc has grown into a network of thousands of people—rural doctors and other healthcare providers, healthcare administrators, community members, policymakers, educators, researchers, and non-profit and business leaders.
And although our work has grown and evolved, our commitment to building relationships and co-creating rural-based solutions to enhance rural health equity continues. We remain guided by our values of collaboration, humbleness and inclusivity, including a steadfast commitment to Indigenous cultural safety.