About the awards
Each year, RCCbc recognizes the phenomenal work of BC’s rural physicians and communities through the BC Rural Health Awards. We present these awards in May at our BC Rural Health Conference.
Awards Criteria and Nomination Form
Would you like to submit a nomination for the BC Rural Health Awards? We invite you to review the Awards Criteria (PDF) and email your completed Nomination Form (fillable PDF) and supporting documents to RCCbc’s Elisa Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCCbc will be accepting nominations in two categories for its BC Rural Health Awards:
Rural BC Community Award
The Rural BC Community Award identifies a community that has developed innovative and collaborative approaches and solutions to local healthcare issues, or supported and enhanced the sustainability of the rural health care services and /or providers within their community.
Recognized communities will receive a plaque at the annual BC Rural Health Conference. The community will also receive a cash prize of $2,500 to be used to support a celebration in their home community. Funds remaining from the celebration should be used within the hospital or within the community.*
Deadline for the 2023 nominations will be January 31, 2023. Communities can nominate themselves, or be nominated by a third party.
Award of Excellence in Rural Medicine: Lifetime Achievement
RCCbc recognizes the dedication, passion, and hard work of BC’s rural physicians with the annual Award of Excellence in Rural Medicine: Lifetime Achievement. This award honours a rural physician who has dedicated their career to serving one or more rural communities and has significantly impacted and/or influenced rural health provincially, nationally, and/or internationally.
The honouree will receive a plaque at RCCbc’s annual BC Rural Health Conference. The physician will also receive a cash prize of $2,500 to be used to support a celebration in their home community. Funds remaining from the celebration should be used within the physician’s practice or within the community.*
Deadline for the 2023 nominations will be January 31, 2023. A physician must be nominated by a third party.
*Examples of ways to spend remaining funds in community include: Equipment for the clinic/practice/hospital, subscription to a [medical] journal, donation to the community.