Rural Evidence Review to help shape rural health care policy

Rural residents have a chance to share their priorities when it comes to health care.

There's a Rural Evidence Review happening around the province.

A team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Health Research in the Department of Family Practice at UBC has been working on the project with funding from the Rural Coordination Centre of BC and Canada's Strategy for Patient Oriented Research.

 Coordinator Christine Carthew says they really want to know what matters the most to residents, and their communities.

She says the findings can help to shape rural health care policy, and also to give back to the rural communities for advocacy purposes.

They also share what they learn with policy makers and health administrators in the province.

They're looking for input from rural residents and communities.

Head to www.crhr.ca and look under the project section for the rural evidence review.