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Come Visit Us!

Come Visit Us!

At the Centre for Rural Health Research, we are committed to providing rigorous evidence for sustainable rural health services. If you happen to be at the UBC Campus, come visit the CRHR team! You can find us at the David Strangway Building on the third floor. If you’re interested in learning about any of our […]

Rural Maternity Services: “We’re just not paying enough attention to them”

Rural Maternity Services: “We’re just not paying enough attention to them”

    The CRHR has long been passionate about providing evidence to support needs-based planning for rural maternity care. This issue has recently caught the attention of the media, as well. Recently, our very own Dr. Jude Kornelsen was featured in a CBC investigation into the lack of birthing opportunities for women in rural communities: […]

Moving Community-Based Evidence Priorities for Health to Policy

Moving Community-Based Evidence Priorities for Health to Policy

Christine is the project coordinator for the Rural Evidence Review (RER) and is currently working on a scoping review about community-led strategies for recruiting and retaining health care providers to rural areas. Alongside this review – to further understand and to contextualize this topic – the RER team is conducting a qualitative research study to […]

Where Was I Born Mama? A Documentary

Where Was I Born Mama? A Documentary

In the Canadian province of British Columbia alone, more than 1,000 rural women must travel more than 100 kilometers to give birth each year. This causes stress and anxiety and, in some instances, adverse maternal and newborn outcomes. Women who have to travel more than 4 hours have more than a three times higher rate […]