Rural Health Learning Collaborative
The Rural Health Learning Collaborative supports structures that build social accountability into health system improvement through the development of relationships between partner groups within the system. Generously supported by a grant from Michael Smith Health Research BC, the Collaborative, through the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), engages less connected or marginalized groups of rural citizens, rural providers, and linked sectors to support the more
robust development of the Partnership Pentagram Plus model in British Columbia (BC). An important component of this work is assisting rural physicians and their teams in developing research knowledge and process. RCCbc’s Scientific Directors, Dr. Nelly Oelke and Dr. Dee Taylor, work to build capacity and strengthen BC’s rural research network.
Making a Difference
In the coming year, the Collaborative will be taking a strategic approach to broadening, supporting, and integrating its Learning Health Systems approach. “The work of the RCCbc Scientific Directors is foundational to success of countless initiatives across rural BC,” says Dr. Markham. “Their efforts continue to have impact far beyond RCCbc, building capacity that supports improvement throughout the healthcare system. As we turn an eye to the future of the Collaborative, this capacity building work gives a model for how to enhance the rural voice throughout the health care system at large.”