RCCbc improves rural health education by:
- supporting the coordination of health education and community participation;
- engaging rural communities, recruiting faculty and expanding teaching capacity;
- ensuring learning and curriculum reflects the needs of rural communities; and,
- facilitating effective, timely and relevant communications between ‘town and gown’.
RCCbc advocates for rural health by:
- attracting, preparing, recruiting and retaining health professionals;
- enhancing interprofessional education training and collaborative practice; and,
- advocating for rural health through ongoing dialogue with educators, communities, health authorities, and government.
The most important tools employed by the RCCbc are: communication, facilitation, collaboration, networking, and the sharing of best practices.