The evolution of health towards an integrated system focused on individual and community wellbeing is a challenge of global importance and urgency. 

UBC Health supports this transformation by facilitating and encouraging effective advocacy for continuous improvement in the health ecosystem. We work with health sector partners across British Columbia to enable dialogue, activate assets, and advance policies and innovations to improve health systems at individual and community levels. 

BC Health Systems Partnership

The BC Health Systems Partnership leverages the convening power of UBC Health to facilitate dialogue and collaborations across partners in the learning community – academia, health administrators, policymakers, communities, health professionals, and linked sectors. Catalyzing meaningful collaboration through this partnership group will facilitate inclusive and coordinated engagement with practitioners, communities, and policymakers to influence better health in BC.

In 2021, the partnership facilitated an online engagement process with healthcare users, healthcare providers, administrators, and academics across British Columbia to provide input on priorities for improving health in BC.

Breathe and Weave Health Summit 2023
In January 2023, the BC Health Systems Partnership hosted the Breathe and Weave: Talking Across Silos to Enable Health System Improvement health summit. The summit brought together people from diverse roles, sectors, and regions across British Columbia to discuss shared priorities for improving BC’s health system and how working together could be better enabled across the system. For more information, download the health summit report.

TBC @ UBC Network

The TBC @ UBC Network supports the primary healthcare transformation in BC with education, research, evaluation, and knowledge translation. The network engages health professionals, health leaders, academics, policymakers, funding agencies, patients, and communities throughout BC to discuss and learn from each other about the on-the-ground needs, opportunities, and challenges regarding team-based care design, research/evidence, pedagogy, policy, and integration.