Patients expect the best possible health care. The BC SUPPORT (SUpport for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit is part of a national program to help health care research be more relevant and meaningful to patients, so that they get the best possible health care. Find out more about us.
Patient-oriented research (POR) requires the input of patients, researchers, health care providers and health system decision makers. We aim to support POR through two main areas of focus: doing and studying. We support patient-oriented research teams to do research, and help bring research teams together to study the best ways to do POR. Find out more about our services.
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TWO DAY WORKSHOP: MARCH 21 and 22, 2019
8:30am - 5:00pm
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown (1128 West Hastings Street), Vancouver, BC
9:00am - 10:00am, Online
BC SUPPORT Unit Event
Tools 4 POR: Workbook to guide the development of a Patient Engagement In Research (PEIR) Plan Planning Guides From a Patient Partner Perspective
12:00pm - 1:00pm, Kelowna Community Health Service Centre, Kelowna, BC
8:00am - 5:00pm,
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Search for patient-oriented research resources. These resources can help researchers or health care providers better understand patient engagement, or help patients learn how to get involved in health research. Resources include online toolkits, training modules, registries and other content.
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Who We Are
We provide services to researchers, patients, health care providers and health system decision makers, and facilitate initiatives identified as provincial priorities.