Anne Bordeleau celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday. She has been volunteering in the Sturgeon Hospital's gift shop for more than four decades. https://t.co/zcoRqpHloI
— CTV Edmonton (@ctvedmonton) August 6, 2019
Are you a patient, family caregiver or healthcare provider who has experience with colorectal cancer? If so, why not share your ideas about NEW research that is needed to improve the lives of those living with and beyond a diagnosis of stage I-III colorectal cancer.
Who is eligible?
1. Stage I-III colorectal cancer patients.
2. Family members to patients diagnosed with state I-III colorectal cancer.
3. Healthcare providers who work with stage I-III colorectal cancer patients.
4. Community or support organization who works with state I-III colorectal cancer patients.
To participate, please visit the following website
National Volunteer Week is April 7-13, 2019! This week provides an opportunity to recognize the important role that volunteers play. Alberta Health Services is recognizing its over 14,400 volunteers. One of these individuals is also a member of our Pts4Chg community. Thanks for all you do, Gloria.
Gloria Wilkinson volunteers as a patient advisor with the Emergency SCN. Her perspective is considered equally with research and evidence. “It’s the only way to improve patient outcomes – the ones that matter to the patient,” says Gloria. pic.twitter.com/tkHBOS9hhF
— Alberta’s Strategic Clinical Networks (@ahs_scn) April 8, 2019
Are you over 20 yrs old? Do you have knee #osteoarthritis and experience pain most days of the month? Would you like to participate in knee osteoarthritis-related research? If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, here is an opportunity that you may find interesting. Click on the image below to read the document more easily.
“Did you know that the time of day when you take your blood pressure medication might be important? The University of Alberta is leading BedMed, a Canada-wide blood pressure study, to answer important questions on treatment for high blood pressure. With your help, we can find out.” (Bedmed Facebook Page.)
Do you reside in Alberta? Are you interested in health research and patient engagement? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you may wish to visit the Patient/Family Registry web page. In addition to discovering what is happening in the world of health research in Alberta, you can fill out an application form to get involved!
Are you a socially conscious person with an interest in helping Alberta’s regulated health professions govern their members in a manner that protects and serves the public interest? Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to support the complaint and disciplinary responsibilities of the various college councils and associations that govern Alberta’s regulated health professions?
If so, Alberta Health is looking for you to become a member of the Roster of Public Members. Click here for more information. Deadline to apply for this opportunity is August 31, 2017.
Is there a connection between time spent in nature and one’s health and wellbeing? According to many people, spending time outdoors, whether that be sitting quietly bird watching or walking in a park, has a positive effect on how they feel mentally, emotionally and physically.
If spending time in nature is something you would like to do more of this summer, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is currently seeking volunteers.
We invite Canadians of all ages to join us in caring for Canada’s natural places. People can help monitor migratory birds, conduct butterfly surveys, protect nesting habitat for turtles, plant native trees and flowers, build or enhance trails and boardwalks, conduct shoreline cleanups, remove invasive species, build nest boxes and more. Everyone can play an important role in caring for the environment by signing up for one of our Conservation Volunteers events, and by encouraging their friends, family and co-workers to join them in volunteering for nature.
Volunteering for NCC is not only a way to benefit your own health but nature’s health as well. Click here to find out more.
If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health is looking for you. In particular, IMAGINE is seeking 25 Albertans to participate in a province-wide conversation that will focus on improving Alberta’s primary health care system. Deadline for applications is June 19th. Click here to find out more.
In an earlier post, readers were invited to share any ideas they had concerning potential topics for the upcoming 2017 Quality Summit. Karla W. was one person who accepted this open invitation. Below is what she wrote.
“Over the past several years of [my] experience as a patient representative/advisor, the issue of remuneration for time spent as a “volunteer” has surfaced [during] discussions at the tables. Nationally, and provincially, it varies greatly (from zero – up) how organizations acknowledge patient advisors, as well [as how] different people on the same committees are acknowledged differently. I would like to encourage a discussion on this topic.”
Why not be like Karla and “feed” the elephant?