–Healthcare research, rural communities, UBC project
A research team led by Dr. Jude Kornelsen at the Centre for Rural Health Research, within the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia has reached out to Sooke PocketNews, to see if we can help get word out about their Rural Evidence Review (RER) project.
The focus of this project is to work with rural citizens and community to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural healthcare planning in B.C.
Sooke PocketNews has previously achieved incredibly high engagement (just under 1,000 responses) when we did a healthcare survey a few years ago (April, 2017).
Are you in? And, can you help share this call to wider audience?
If you are interested in contributing to their knowledge base of healthcare needs in a rural community, here’s their call to action.
We need your help to reach out to rural citizens in your community. We are hoping to reach the residents of Sooke, who can help our team to identify the health care issues that are most important to them. No issue is too big or too small!
Residents can share their priorities for rural health services in B.C. with our team at any time and in three ways:
- Take our survey.
The RER Team has developed a brief and anonymous survey to learn about rural citizen and community priorities for health services – which can be completed in 10 minutes or less! The survey is available here. There is no pressing deadline to fill out the survey, which will be available until the end of the project (i.e., April 2021).
- Research Interview.
Residents are invited to participate in a confidential interview with our research team about their research priorities. The interviews will take place by telephone. Individuals that are interested in participating in an interview are asked to email the project’s Coordinator (Christine Carthew) by email to let our team know that they are interested.
- Contact us.
The project’s Coordinator, Christine Carthew, can be contacted at any time to discuss the health service issues and priorities that are most important to rural citizens and communities in B.C. Christine can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 1 (604) 827-2193.
The RER Team is also putting together a Rural Citizen Advisory Committee to:
- Provide local input about rural health care needs in British Columbia;
- Provide feedback on the project’s work; and
- Help our team to plan how to share the project’s findings with rural communities across B.C.
Individuals that are interested in participating on the advisory committee are asked to email the project’s Coordinator (Christine) directly at email@example.com to let our team know that they are interested.
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