Welcome to the British Columbia Rural Health Network
The BC Rural Health Network (BCRHN) consists of healthcare advocacy organizations working to improve healthcare service delivery in rural BC.
Our goals include the following:
- share successful strategies in an effort to address rural healthcare concerns
- advocate for policy changes that provide all rural residents with attachment to a health care practitioner
- identify areas of research aimed at improving access to healthcare in rural communities and to provide fertile ground for research to take place
- inform the BC Ministry of Health of rural healthcare concerns and recommend solutions for the improvement of services to rural BC residents
- develop partnerships with other provincial organizations in an effort to influence policy changes that improve access to healthcare services
- recognize the healthcare concerns of indigenous communities and include their issues and concerns as part of our work
- improve access to mental health services
- promote patient-centred, community-based primary healthcare reform
Membership includes organizations from the communities of Ashcroft, East Shore Kootenay Lake, Fort St. John, Fraser Lake, Hornby & Denman Islands, Nelson, Powell River, Princeton, Salt Spring Island, Sicamous, Slocan Valley, South Shuswap, and Trail. Membership is open to any organization or individual that supports the purpose and goals of the BCRHN.