The BC Rural Health Network (BCRHN) consists of healthcare advocacy organizations working in cooperation with healthcare policymakers. The purpose of the Network is to promote and support a health services system that improves and sustains the health and well-being of residents of rural communities across British Columbia.
Our goals include the following:
- to share successful strategies in an effort to address rural healthcare concerns
- to advocate for policy changes that provide all rural residents with attachment to a health care practitioner
- to identify areas of research aimed at improving access to healthcare in rural communities and to provide fertile ground for research to take place
- to inform the BC Ministry of Health of rural healthcare concerns
- to recommend solutions for the improvement of services to rural BC residents
- to work in partnership with other provincial organizations to influence policy changes that improve access to healthcare services
- to recognize the healthcare concerns of indigenous communities and include their issues and concerns as part of our work
- to improve access to mental health services
- to promote patient-centred, community-based primary healthcare reform
Membership is open to any organization or individual that supports the purpose and goals of the BCRHN.