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Survey seeks input on rural health during COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the coronavirus outbreak leading to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the UBC Centre for Rural Health Research, in partnership with the BC Rural Health Network, has created a brief, anonymous survey to learn from rural and remote BC communities about their experiences of and responses to COVID-19.

“We recognize the importance of local (“ground up”) solutions to address the health care challenges and priorities that rural and remote B.C. communities are facing, including COVID-19,” according to a statement issued by the group. “We will use the survey findings to understand rural community solutions and resiliency in the face of COVID-19, and the findings will be shared with participating rural and remote BC communities to support learning and collaboration across communities.

They need your help to understand rural and remote community experiences of COVID-19! Please answer a few questions at the following link to share your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic with the research team: bit.ly/RERCOVID-19

The goal of the Rural Evidence Review (RER) project is to work with rural citizens to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in British Columbia. To do this they: (1) ask rural citizens about the health care priorities that matter the most to them and their communities, (2) review the evidence on what they hear, and (3) share what they learn with policy-makers and health administrators in the province. The project is jointly funded by the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia and Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research.

The Rural Evidence Review project is a team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Health Research in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.

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