Rural hospice and palliative care is important

Rural Hospice and Palliative Care Models and Innovations

This report features three rural hospice and palliative care model programs and successful rural projects in the U.S. that can serve as a source of ideas, and provide lessons others have learned for practitioners and rural community-based organizations in British Columbia, and elsewhere in rural Canada.   Project ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) Continue reading


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


CODI — New Rural BC Healthcare App

From Telehealth to CODI   Dr. John Pawlovich, a family physician living in Abbotsford, BC, has a thriving practice in Takla Landing, a rural and remote aboriginal community located approximately 400 km north of Prince George. Like many physicians providing rural and remote healthcare, he flies or drives by 4X4 into Takla Landing once a month Continue reading


Health education is important

Health Education, Rural Needs — Dr. Christie Newton

Health education can play an important role in helping interest students in pursuing a career in some form of rural medicine Dr. Christie Newton is uniquely positioned to speak to this issue. Dr. Newton is an Association Professor and Director, Continuing Professional Development and Community Engagement, in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine’s Dept. of Family Practice. 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


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