RESEARCH CLUSTER IN RURAL HEALTH EQUITY
Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
This research cluster team is promoting rural health through social enterprise and technology synergies.
This research cluster will bring together multidisciplinary researchers in computer science, management, medicine, nursing, social work to conduct high quality, collaborative, and community-based rural health research to promote the health of children and youth, older adults with chronic disease, and Indigenous people living in rural communities.
The team will work directly with rural communities in B.C. to harness the power of social enterprises to enhance the uptake of digital health technologies, reduce disparities and promote inclusive, equitable care for disadvantaged populations.
RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS
NEWS AND EVENTS
Community consultations were convened by the Regional Alliance for Rural Health in the Interior Health region in the spring of 2018.
Building Intersections for Vibrant Rural Health, the 2018 Rural Health Services Research Conference will be held May 31 – June 1, 2018 in Nelson BC.
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.
The founding meeting of the Interprofessional Student Engagement in Rural Communities (IPSER) project was held on November 27th, 2017 in Castlegar.