Government Rural Health Policy

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In 2015, the B.C. Ministry of Health released a series of policy papers which focused on several key health care priorities that will help government, health authorities and health care providers reshape the health care system to better meet the needs of the patients the system serves.

To learn more about the BC Ministry of Health: Rural Health Services in BC: A Policy Framework to Provide a System of Quality Care.

The BC Coalition of Nursing Associations (BCCNA) has developed a nursing synthesis and review of the Ministry of Health policy papers

In 2014-2015 the Select Standing Committee on Health undertook consultations to ask British Columbians for input related to maintaining the sustainability and quality of B.C.’s health care system.   Specifically they asked “how can we improve health and health care services in rural BC? In particular, what long term solutions can address the challenges of recruitment and retention of health care professionals in rural B.C.?

Select Standing Committee on Health. (2017).  Looking Forward: Improving Rural Health Care, Primary Care, and Addiction Recover Programs.