We support work that aims to improve quality of care in numerous clinical areas, and we lead initiatives that align with the evolving priorities of British Columbia’s health care system.
Our initiatives, campaigns, and distributed leadership models engage those working within the system as well as patients and families. We encourage collaboration and facilitate learning across the system to accelerate improvements in care, and also develop and provide tools, learning events and coaching to achieve and sustain improvements into the future.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada and, with cancer rates rising, the health care system is under continual pressure to provide high-quality care to rising numbers of patients. To support patients and their families in receiving whole-person cancer care, the system requires a deep understanding of what matters to patients in their care and how the current system is experienced by patients.
Led in partnership with the Institute for Health System Transformation & Sustainability, the Type 2 Diabetes Network focuses on sharing, developing and applying innovative practices to improve outcomes for people living with type 2 diabetes across BC
Improving access to appropriate and effective treatments and supports is critical to preventing overdoses before they happen. Through substance use journey mapping sessions and LOUD in the ED, our provincial initiative focused on ED care, we are supporting improvements in care for people who use opioids.
Implementing an integrated system of primary and community care built on team-based care is a key priority in British Columbia. This person- and family-centered model is designed to provide comprehensive shared care through a strong, interdisciplinary team of health care providers. Moving to this integrated system involves a new way of practicing for many health care providers.
Our clinical improvement team has supported a number of successful initiatives. Some of these programs achieved their targets and transitioned to locally-led projects that still thrive. These practices continue to be monitored by BC health facilities in order to ensure that improvements are sustained. Others transitioned to other provincial groups or organizations.