Rural healthcare in BC

Rural Healthcare in BC — where are we & where are we going?

Rural healthcare — access to excellent medical care on a timely basis — is a challenging issue for many rural British Columbians. The BC Rural Centre invited Dr. David Snadden, Doctors of BC’s UBC Chair in Rural Health, to lead a conversation on issues and innovations on British Columbia’s rural healthcare front. From a BC Continue reading


Rural Health Initiatives in BC

Introduction   Providing adequate — let alone excellent — health care in rural and remote BC communities, regions, and First Nations presents a set of unique challenges, including vast distances, lack of transportation infrastructure, staffing difficulties, scattered populations, poor or no bandwidth, and a range of socio-economic conditions that impact on health and well-being. In Continue reading


A conversation with Dr. Granger Avery

A Conversation with Dr. Granger Avery

Dr. Granger Avery is one of Canada’s most distinguished rural health advocates. A past president of both the Canadian and BC medical associations, Dr. Granger is a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia, and serves as an associate director with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC. He resides in the small Vancouver Island Continue reading


Rural Coordination Centre

Rural Coordination Centre Tackles Rural Health Issues

Health care is a complicated business at the best of times. Effective, appropriate health care delivery in rural and remote places can be particularly challenging. Scattered populations, vast distances, sketchy infrastructure, and often unique socio-economic circumstances all contribute to making adequate health care for rural and First Nations citizens complicated. In rural British Columbia, the Continue reading


Aging BC Doctors an Issue

The phenomenon of aging BC doctors and  its implications for patients, especially in rural BC, is looming as  a real challenge, . Almost 15 per cent of British Columbians don’t have access to a regular family physician, and a new report published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests the problem will only get worse as Continue reading