Infographic Behavioural Determinants of Climate Action and Commitment to Collective Change

The accompanying infographic to the fifth chapter in our rural community resilience series is now LIVE, titled Behavioural Determinants of Climate Action and Commitment to Collective Change

Chapter Six published now: Reconnecting with Nature

Read the sixth chapter in our series: Planning Resilient Communities and Adapting Rural Health Services in British Columbia: A response to climate change and ecosystem disruption, along with an accompanying infographic

RHSRNbc May 2022 Symposium Website and free registration are now LIVE!

Join the RHSRNbc’s Virtual Research Symposium, “Resilient Transformation of Rural Communities in British Columbia,” on May 25 & 26, 2022 from 9 am – 12 pm PDT! The 2022 symposium aims to create a learning community in exploring and understanding the resiliency and transformation of rural communities from several perspectives. Register for free now!

RHSRNBC 2022 Funding Opportunities Now Open

Are you a student, researcher, or health professional looking for funding to support your rural health services projects? Explore RHSRNbc’s lineup of funding opportunities for 2022-23

In-Person BC Rural Health Conference in May 2022

Join the Rural Coordination Centre of BC for the BC Rural Health Conference on May 13 – 15 in Penticton! With interactive group sessions & workshops, wellness opportunities, & opportunities to reconnect with rural health colleagues at social events, you don’t want to miss it. Registration is now available!

Register for the Rural Health Equity Conference 2022

Registration is Now Open for the Rural Health Equity Conference 2022!

The Rural Health Equity Conference 2022 explores equity and health issues in rural settings, sparking dialogue and connections between people who share a passion for responding to rural and remote communities’ unique needs. Offered entirely online on two separate dates (February 14th and 28th) will allow for reconnection and continued conversation. Presentations will explore strategies for genuine engagement and create dialogue about the implications of research findings for both rural communities and service organizations. Our goal is to spark partnerships for transformative research and knowledge translation. Community action for health equity and relational, integrated knowledge translation are the two main themes that guide our program

PDF Conference Poster

Register for FREE on the Conference Website Here

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Two Student Blog Posts Out Now!

Read our two recent Knowledge Hub posts on Community-Based Participatory Research and Northern Indigenous Food Insecurity here.

FLEX Student Testimonials

Check out short interview’s from our first-year FLEX students, Maya and Luke, who are continuing to work with the Network in their second year of Medical school. We are grateful to have you on our team, Luke and Maya! You can read other students’ rural health project testimonials here too.

November Newsletter Out Now!

In this newsletter, we respond to COP26 and what it means for rural communities, provide updates on the network’s activities, upcoming events, research, funding and volunteer opportunities, online resources, recent rural research publications and more.

COP26: Key Outcomes and the Path Forward for Rural Communities

In the past 6 months, British Columbia has experienced a heat dome, wildfires, and most recently an atmospheric river that brought widespread flooding and landslides. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) recognized the importance of building resilience to the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events and disruption to agricultural systems.