We can help shape the evolution of an equitable, patient-centred, sustainable and effective health care system through collective leadership with our partners.
Goal: Collective system leadership to help shape practices and policies for improved care of the population across the province
The provincial AHSN has been established, and there is growing traction in the Vancouver AHSC as an initial regional centre and node of the AHSN, both of which would create infrastructure and align resources to facilitate focused collaboration. Our continued focus on partnering and helping to shape these constructs is an absolute imperative for the Faculty and for the system as a whole.
We will continue to expand our partnerships to address the unique challenges associated with Indigenous health. Our contributions will include improved access to education programs, curriculum renewal to embed content, research into disease determinants, and advances in models of health care delivery in rural and remote areas.
The complexities attached to the cross-cutting challenges (e.g., data access and technology integration, a shift towards community-based care, system sustainability) require government dialogue, holistic solutions, shared accountability and collective action. We must commit to work more proactively and more effectively across the University and across the system. The current approach to the Providence Health hospital development provides a strong demonstration project.
The provision of training and analytical tools is likely to be a critical component, as is innovation in health care delivery practices. Most urgently, we collectively need to prioritize the development of policies around access to, and usability of, patient data for research.
The Faculty has numerous international connections through education programs such as the Vancouver Summer Program, research collaborations, expertise in global health, response capabilities in international health crises, and health outreach programs in developing areas of the globe. Through a more deliberate and coherent approach to internationalization and recruitment, we will strengthen our research capacity and innovation potential through partnerships with international institutions and industry partners.