Northern, Rural or Remote Pan-provincial Roundtable: Partnering to Improve Health and Healthcare

November 19 and 20, 2012
Hotel Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Calgary, Alberta

Meeting Report (A living document subject to revision as environments change), May 2013

Linda Piazza
Director of Collaboration Partnerships, CFHI

What if we were able to support the spread of good ideas and innovations, closing the gap between best and common practice? Imagine if we could turn local improvements into system-wide change! These concepts were at the very heart of the November 2012 Northern, Rural or Remote Panprovincial Roundtable held in Calgary, Alberta. 

This roundtable, organized by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) in partnership with Northern Health (NH), British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), is the first step toward creating a collaboration for shared learning and healthcare improvement among northern rural or remote health authorities across provinces. The roundtable brought together a core group of similar health service delivery organizations and their research colleagues in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador who are concerned about evidence-informed, effective and sustainable solutions for common healthcare issues.