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Share your experience of COVID-19 to better inform health care planning.

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In light of the coronavirus outbreak leading to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a UBC research team 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 and responses to COVID-19.

We will use the findings to understand rural community solutions and resiliency in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings will be shared with participating rural and remote BC communities, to support learning and collaboration across communities. Additionally, the findings will be shared with the BC Ministry of Health and the Health Authorities to support rural health care planning.

The Rural Evidence Review has funding under Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research and through the Rural Coordination Centre of BC to work with rural citizens to provide high-quality and useful evidence for rural health care planning in BC.

To do this, we ask rural citizens about the health care priorities that matter the most to their communities and share what we learn with policy- and decision-makers, and rural communities across the province. The RER is being led by Dr. Jude Kornelsen, Co-Director of the Centre for Rural Health Research and Associate Professor within the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia.

What is the Rural Evidence Review project?

The goal of the Rural Evidence Review project is to work with rural citizens and communities to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in British Columbia.

Who are we?

We are a team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Health Research in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Jude Kornelsen is the project’s Principal Investigator.

How can you be involved?

We need your help to understand rural and remote B.C. communities’ experiences of and responses to the COVID19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Share Your Experiences

(1) Take our Survey. Please answer a few questions at the following link to share your experiences of COVID-19 with the research team: http://bit.ly/RERCOVID-19   The survey is available on an ongoing basis; no end date has been set.

(2) Research Interview. You are invited to participate in a confidential interview with our team to discuss your experiences of COVID-19. If you are interested, please contact the Project Coordinator at the email listed below.

(3) Contact Us. Please contact the Project Coordinator at any time to learn more about the study and to discuss your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Christine Carthew, Project Coordinator E: christine.carthew@ubc.ca

To learn more about the RER and our team, please visit our website at the following links: 

·       The RER

·       The Research Team

Meanwhile, please stay safe.