Rural Coordination Centre of BC

Stuart Johnston – RCCbc representative cstuartjohnston@gmail.com
https://rccbc.ca

RCCbc works on behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC), an entity that advises the BC government and the Doctors of BC (formerly the BCMA) on matters pertaining to rural medical practice.
• coordinate, facilitate and create new initiatives and projects to bridge gaps between existing rural resources
• link the JSC, rural physicians, rural communities, and UBC
• work to develop strong relationships between all the facets of rural health care
• work broadly through six areas of interest, including education

REAP (Rural Education Action Plan)
– coordinate, facilitate and create new initiatives and projects to bridge gaps between existing rural resources
– use educationally-based strategies to support rural physicians through their careers
– focus primarily on education, recruitment and retention of physicians

Our Approach:
– RCCbc believes that an integrated approach to health care provision supports collaboration, cooperation and interprofessionalism.
– RCCbc engages physicians, nurses, medical administrators, civic leaders, aboriginal leaders and business leaders in discussions about how to best sustain rural health services.
– The work of RCCbc and REAP is evaluated using evidence-based processes and focuses on practical impacts: are health outcomes  improved? Is a practitioner’s quality of life and/or practice better?