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


Leslie Carty of the RCCbc

Leslie Carty Discusses RCCbc

Leslie Carty, Executive Manager of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), discusses the organization, its mandate to improve rural health care in British Columbia, and some of its initiatives in this conversation, recorded at a RCCbc-sponsored rural health partners’ retreat in Vancouver, January 29, 2019.     For more on rural health, visit our Continue reading


Leslie Carty of the RCCbc

Leslie Carty on the Rural Coordination Centre of BC

Leslie Carty, Executive Manager of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), discusses the organization, its mandate to improve rural health care in British Columbia, and some of its initiatives in this conversation, recorded at a RCCbc-sponsored rural health partners’ retreat in Vancouver, January 29, 2019.     For more on rural health, visit our Continue reading


Dr. Ray Markham

Dr. Ray Markham — a Conversation

Dr. Ray Markham is a Valemount, BC-based doctor, and the Executive Director of the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc). The RCCbc is focused on improving rural health education in British Columbia, and generally working to advocate for rural health in the province. This conversation with Dr. Markham was recorded on January 29, 2019, 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