Awards and Honors

Eight grants awarded for social determinants of health (SDH) initiatives

Eight grants awarded for social determinants of health (SDH) initiatives

Congratulations to the following BC College of Family Physicians members who were selected to receive funding for initiatives aimed at helping BC family physicians to address the social determinants of health (SDH).  The eight recipients/teams are: Drs. Dean Brown/Vanessa Brcic:  Assessment Tool for Use in Primary Care and Patient Medical Home Dr. Ilona Hale: Promotion of […]

Primary Care Innovation Support Unit takes on team-based care

Primary Care Innovation Support Unit takes on team-based care

The Department of Family Practice’s Primary Care Innovation Support Unit (ISU) was launched in 2018, thanks to the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Investment Fund. The goal of the ISU is to collaborate with groups in B.C. who are creating primary care innovations.  Much of the unit’s work in its first 10 months has been to […]

Pippa Hawley co-authors book on living well with dying

Pippa Hawley co-authors book on living well with dying

Congratulations to Pippa Hawley on the publication of an important book written for patients, their family, friends and caregivers, including health professionals.  This book can be read after “bad news” has been broken about a life-threatening illness, and the possibility of dying has been raised.  “Lap of Honour: a no fear guide to living well […]

Integrating cultural practices improves health care for Indigenous women living with partner violence

Integrating cultural practices improves health care for Indigenous women living with partner violence

The health of indigenous women recovering from the trauma of partner violence improves when the healing process integrates elder-led circles and other cultural elements, finds new research from the University of British Columbia and Western University. The study tested the efficacy of a unique program, called Reclaiming our Spirits, that focused on nurses working with […]