Johanna Trimble is a passionate patient advocate and a member of several local, national and international patient groups. She presents both nationally and internationally. Her focus is on working to prevent over-medication of the elderly and helping to improve home-based, team-delivered, coordinated, community care since our present over-reliance on residential and acute care is neither optimal, preferred or sustainable.
Johanna’s background in library science and educational media has predisposed her to compulsive researching which has been useful in her present work within health care. As well as her background in post-secondary libraries, she was an educational media coordinator and buyer for post-secondary institutions at the ministry of education in BC. Following this, she moved to the private sector and was the Western Regional Manager of one of Canada’s largest educational media distributors. Johanna also has experience in both educational and corporate video production.
She is the public member on the Steering Committee of the Polypharmacy Risk Reduction initiative in British Columbia, Canada. She also serves as a public member on the Faculty of the CLeAR project (Call for Less Antipsychotics in Residential Care) for the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. She is the public member on the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee for Doctors of BC and co-teaches first year medical students at UBC in the Department of Family Practice, Community Geriatrics.