Stakeholder Report

The BC SUPPORT Unit is excited to share our 2019-2020 Stakeholder Report, focusing on the work of the Unit and our partners to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia, between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020.

Thanks to the support of patients, researchers, health care practitioners, and health care decision-makers from across BC and beyond, in 2019-2020, we:

  • Shifted our strategic priorities and how we work collaboratively with our partners to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Worked with other SPOR-Funded Entities to advance patient-oriented research across Canada.
  • Replied to over 500 requests for support from patients, researchers, health care practitioners, health care decision-makers and students.
  • Grew our Twitter audience by 22% and our website traffic by 32% over the previous year.
  • Launched an Advisory Council to act as a source of expert advice to support the successful achievement of the Unit’s strategic priorities.
  • Hosted Putting Patients First 2019, the Unit’s third annual provincial conference, bringing together more than 400 participants.
  • Increased support of patient-oriented research in rural and remote communities in BC through partnerships with various stakeholders.
  • Engaged Indigenous voices across the province as part of the provincial and regional capacity development activities.
  • Developed knowledge translation tools and supported training and assessment tools to grow knowledge translation across BC.

Read the full report (PDF) here

Do you have feedback on the report? Send an email to jotteson@bcsupportunit.ca!

Past Reports

See how we've grown! Check out our past Stakeholder Reports below. 

2018 Stakeholder Report

We’re excited to share the 2017-2018 BC SUPPORT Unit Stakeholder Report with you, highlighting the work of the Unit and our partners to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia. This document reports on our activities up to March 31st, 2018.

In 2017-2018, thanks to your support, we:  

  • Engaged with patient partners across the province through working groups, events, interview panel participation, and more to ensure that patients are engaged in all aspects of patient-oriented research.
  • Conducted a needs assessment survey to understand patient-oriented research training in BC.
  • Launched four regional centres across the province: Fraser Centre, Interior Centre, Northern Centre, and Vancouver Island Centre.
  • Launched the Pathways to Patient-Oriented Research (P2P) Awards, in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
  • Hosted the inaugural BC SUPPORT Unit conference, called Putting Patients First 2017, which drew approximately 300 attendees, with nearly 20% identifying as patients.
  • Developed four new Methods Clusters, joining one already launched in the previous year. A lead for another cluster was recruited to prepare for future development.
  • Worked collaboratively to expand the Data Advisory Committee to develop a provincial data plan and implement data-related projects.
  • Supported two provincial demonstration projects to increase the quality and impact of patient-oriented research across BC.

Read the full report (PDF) here 

2019 Annual Stakeholder Report

We are excited to share the 2018-2019 BC SUPPORT Unit Stakeholder Report with you, which highlights the work of the BC SUPPORT Unit and our partners to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia, between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

Thank you to all of our partners, without whom we could not do our work together in patient-oriented research in British Columbia and beyond. 

We look forward to continuing our work collaboratively in 2020 to create meaningful, lasting changes in health research — improving health care for all British Columbians.

In 2018-2019, thanks to your support, we: 

  • Engaged with patient partners across the province through working groups, events, interview panel participation, and more to ensure that patients are engaged in all aspects of patient-oriented research.
  • Used the PEIRS tool (Patient Engagement in Research Scale) to help evaluate our patient engagement.
  • Lead collaboration in training and capacity development to promote patient-oriented research across the province of British Columbia.
  • Supported research teams to undertake pilot or feasibility studies through our Pathways to POR awards.
  • Supported students and trainees across the province with awards to develop POR skills.
  • Hosted the second BC SUPPORT Unit conference, called Putting Patients First 2018, which drew nearly 300 attendees.
  • Launched three Methods Clusters joining three that were previously launched. 
  • Engaged Indigenous voices across the province as part of the provincial and regional capacity development activities.
  • Provided Knowledge Translation supports to projects and project teams across BC.
  • Worked collaboratively to expand the Data Advisory Committee to develop a provincial data plan and implement data-related projects.
  • Supported two provincial demonstration projects to increase the quality and impact of patient-oriented research across BC.

 

Read the full report (PDF) here