BC health research strategy focus session report available

16 May 2013

A report is now available summarizing the discussions coming out of the BC health research strategy focus sessions.

This report signals the end of the first two phases of consultation on the health research strategy and provides valuable direction for the project moving forward.

Phase one of consultation took place in March and April. Work was undertaken to scope the five preliminary directions with rationale, current status (existing initiatives, gaps), and possible actions for each. This information was collated into a discussion document that formed the basis of the five focus sessions that were held April 29 to May 1.

Focus session participants provided valuable advice and guidance. The insights gathered from each session have helped develop common themes that will shape the next steps in the consultation and, ultimately, the final strategy.

Visit BC health research strategy to read the summary report.

The provincial health research strategy will help shape a more comprehensive, coordinated and systems-oriented approach to health research across the province. BC’s health research community endorsed MSFHR to facilitate the process; a preliminary planning phase in fall 2012 included the establishment of an advisory board and key informant interviews. Consultation is underway from March to June 2013.