Regional Alliance for Rural Health

REGIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RURAL HEALTH

The Regional Alliance for Rural Health will increase and advance knowledge to improve rural health and wellbeing, through collaborative community-engaged action research on the social determinants of health.

ABSTRACT

The Regional Alliance for Rural Health is a 10 organization collaborative with representation from post-secondary institutions, health service providers and rural community representatives from the Interior region of south central BC. The Alliance will facilitate sustainable student and academic partnerships and community engaged research to co-create solutions to community identified challenges. The aim is to facilitate wide engagement of rural citizens and community partners from diverse rural and remote areas to ensure essential rural context considerations and perspectives inform and direct research priorities and citizen engagement in rural research teams.

STEERING COMMITTEE

The Alliance is guided and directed by a Steering Committee which is comprised of one representative from each of the ten partner organizations. The organizations and their representative to the Alliance Steering Committee include the following:

Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government
Garry Jackman, AKBLG Board member & Electoral Area ‘A’ Director,
Regional District of Central Kootenay

College of the Rockies
Gaby Zezulka,  Chair, Academic Innovation and Applied Research

First Nations Health Authority
Jennifer May-Hadford, Public Health Officer,
Public Health Agency of Canada

Interior Health
Deborah Austin, Acute Health Services Director,
Hospital and Communities Integrated Services;
Berni Easson, Community Integration Service Administrator;
Facilitator, Andrea Burrows, Regional Practice Lead Research, Interior Health

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Drs. John Chenoweth & Aruna Gore, Educational Administrators

Okanagan College
Lisa Kraft, Associate Dean Science, Technology & Health

Selkirk College
Rhys Andrews, Dean Health and Human Services,
Applied Research and Innovation

Southern Interior Local Government Association
Shelley Sim, SILGA Board Chair, Councillor District of Clearwater,
School Board Trustee District 73

Thompson Rivers University
Dr. Barbara Jean Buckley, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

UBC Okanagan
Dr. Joan L. Bottorff, Professor and Director,
Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention

NEWS AND EVENTS

Building Intersections Conference

Building Intersections Conference

Building Intersections for Vibrant Rural Health, the 2018 Rural Health Services Research Conference will be held May 31 – June 1, 2018 in Nelson BC.

Regional Alliance Organizational Meetings

Regional Alliance Organizational Meetings

The Regional Alliance for Rural Health is a collaboration of academics from post-secondary institutions, health service providers, elected officials and rural community representatives from the Interior region of south central BC. The Alliance has 10 core partners and is guided by a Steering Committee. The overall goal of the Alliance is to improve rural health and wellbeing through applied and academic student and academic rural health research partnerships.

Interprofessional Student Engagement

Interprofessional Student Engagement

The founding meeting of the Interprofessional Student Engagement in Rural Communities (IPSER) project was held on November 27th, 2017 in Castlegar.

Contact

For more information about the Regional Alliance, please contact Andrea Burrows

TOGETHER WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE LIVES

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