Learn & engage in healthcare system change 

The second Taghum Community Hall’s Food for Thought series welcomes Dr. Selena Davis for a presentation and discussion entitled “Engaging the Patient Citizen: Driving Meaningful Change”. Food for Thought begins with a potluck dinner—a chance to meet neighbours and new friends over a shared meal—and then engage in learning and dialogue. The event begins with dinner at 6pm.

Selena Davis is passionate about empowering the patient citizen, particularly within healthcare information systems. She brings a depth and breadth of local, national, and international healthcare systems work and research experience. In BC, she has worked with the Ministry of Health, Health Authorities, Doctors of BC, Patient Safety and Quality Council, Divisions of Family Practice, Rural Coordination Centre of BC, and private physician clinics. She is an Adjunct Professor at UBC, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice and UVIC, School of Health Information Science.

“When patients and healthcare providers are engaged in the design and implementation of digital health technologies and the optimization of processes, healthcare system transformation happens,” Selena explains. “As empowered patient citizens, we can enable positive system change.”

Selena is joined by a panel of local patient partners: Mindy Smith, Paul Burgener, and Win Mott. The patient partners will share how their patient voices have resulted in valuable healthcare impact at the grassroots and provincial levels. Using storytelling to share knowledge, experiences, and opportunities to act, the evening promises to be engaging and enlightening.

There is no registration required for this free event; anyone interested is asked to bring a curious mind and a dish to share. Food for Thought is supported by a Neighbourhood Small Grant through The Vancouver Foundation.