Hello and welcome to the CRHR podcast channel! The Centre for Rural Health Research is proud to introduce the CRHR Podcast channel, where we will be publishing recorded audio programs exploring important health issues from across British Columbia. This channel focuses on:
- sharing rural and remote patient and community voices,
- discussing noteworthy and impactful findings from our continuous work on rural health issues with communities across BC,
- engaging rural communities, academics, and decision makers to elevate the discourse on rural health issues in BC.
You can find a complete catalogue of our programs below. To keep up to date with our latest releases, subscribe to our podcast on Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple or Google Podcasts by following the links or clicking on the icons below.
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Citizen Patient Engagement
Healthcare is supposed to serve the needs of the patient – but how do the people who design our healthcare system know what those needs are? What happens when a rural patient wants to share an idea for making healthcare better? How are rural patient voices heard in BC and why does it matter?
Join us as we begin to explore these questions and more in our new podcast mini-series all about rural patients engaging in healthcare improvement in BC.
In our first episode we are joined by Dr. Jude Kornelsen and Christine Carthew from the Centre for Rural Health Research to discuss why rural patient voices are so important for healthcare improvement, and how the Centre for Rural Health Research works to amplify them.
Innovation from the Edges – Listen to the trailer here!
As the Centre for Rural Health Research explores how to improve access to healthcare in rural and remote places across BC, we are exposed to countless inspirational stories of community resilience, ingenuity, and strength. Innovation from the Edges brings you some of these stories from communities across British Columbia as told by the people living in them.
In this episode of Innovation From the Edges, we chat with Kristine Perron, the organizer of the Quadra Island Caremongering group, about how one small island community has banded together to care for each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode of Innovation From the Edges, we chat with Sierra Acton, Director of the Shawnigan Lake Area in the Cowichan Valley, about the success of the Cowichan Hearts fundraising campaign and life in Shawnigan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this episode of Innovation from the Edges, we talk to Carrie Chard, Fire Chief for the District of Wells, about how her community has developed a system to safely check-in on households while maintaining physical distance - all you need is a piece of paper!
On this week's episode, we discuss the how a small village in the interior of BC has responded to the pressures of COVID-19 with Colin Moss, town councillor amongst many other roles.
Episode 5: Interview with Jane McKenzie, Salt Spring Arts Council - COVID Chronicles
This week's episode wraps up our mini-series on stories of resilience and ingenuity in rural communities in the COVID-19 era with a discussion with Jane MacKenzie of the Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC). The SSAC has been collecting any and all accounts of life during the pandemic from residents of Salt Spring in the form of poems, photographs, stories, and more. Join us as we discuss life on the largest of BC's Gulf Islands.