Rural Health Issues

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Residents of small communities, including some in the North Okanagan are being asked what their health care issues are.

Coordinator, Rural Evidence Review Project and Research at UBC, Christine Carthew says the goal of the Rural Evidence Review is to work with rural citizens across British Columbia to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in the province. To do this we: (1) ask rural citizens to identify the health care priorities that matter the most to them and their communities, (2) analyze what we hear, and (3) present what we learn to policy-makers, health administrators and rural communities across the province.

She says they want residents of Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Enderby and Lumby to identify the health care priorities that matter the most to them and their communities.  She says no issue is too big or too small.  One of the big issues is a lack of doctors.

They're using Facebook to reach out to people.