rural health

BC Rural Health Summit
August 14, 2020

“Going forward, what changes have been adopted as part of the COVID-19 response that we should stop, sustain or scale?”

This question provided the foundation for a two-day virtual BC Rural and First Nations Health and Wellness Summit June 29-30, 2020, hosted by RCCbc, in partnership with...

February 26, 2018

The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) will provide funding of $1,000 to any BC rural doctor interested in attending the 
Society of Rural Physicians of Canada’s 26th Annual Rural and Remote Medicine Course on April 12 to 14, 2018. This year’s event takes place in St John’s,...

Rural Stories
October 4, 2017

Contending with challenges including weather, geography, limited resources, and services available only at a distance, health care providers in rural and remote communities have long relied on creative thinking when it comes to providing effective patient care. In a new collection of stories,...

Dr David Snadden
November 15, 2016

Dr Dave Snadden has been appointed the first UBC Chair in Rural Health, a new position funded by the Joint Standing Committee (JSC), one of four joint collaborative committees that represent a partnership of the government of BC and Doctors of BC. Based out of Prince George, Dr. Snadden will...

March 15, 2016

Eleven internationally trained physicians have started practicing in rural and remote communities in BC, the result of a Doctors of BC and provincial government partnership.

The Practice Readiness Program (PRA-BC) receives funding from the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC), a...