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Partnership

The overarching goal of the partnership pillar is: Collective system leadership to help shape practices and policies for improved care of the population across the province.

Read more about the objectives and draft outcomes, metrics, and activities for each below.


Objectives

P1: Support the establishment of mechanisms that formalize and simplify connections across the system through the AHSN and AHSCs.

P2: Engage with partners and populations to help reduce inequities in Indigenous health care and outcomes.

P3: Develop shared agendas and accountabilities with sector partners to address core systemic issues.

P4: Reinforce provincial capacity and rigour in health data analytics and quality improvement.

P5: Strengthen education and research through coordinated international focus and growth.

Draft Outcomes, Metrics, & Activities

P1: Support the establishment of mechanisms that formalize and simplify connections across the system through the AHSN and AHSCs.

Outcomes & Outputs

  • Improved sector alignment, collaboration, and effectiveness in support of research and education priorities.

Metrics

  • Existence of a functioning and well-defined AHSN.
  • Successful implementation of an AHSC.
  • Perception among partners of alignment, collaboration, and effectiveness.

Activities

  • P1.1  In partnership with Health Authorities, develop and launch AHSCs, starting with Vancouver. Develop a plan for ways UBC will engage with HAs. (Link w R1, P4) (UW)
  • P1.2  Develop and implement a stakeholder engagement plan to support the development of the AHSCs. (UW)
  • P1.3  Identify a group to actively engage with the AHSN as it defines its mandate and then evaluate opportunities for coordination and collaboration. (UW)
  • P1.4  Review and/or refresh affiliation agreements with Health Authorities when required, support and enabled by AHSN/AHSC.

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P2: Engage with partners and populations to help reduce inequities in Indigenous health care and outcomes.

Outcomes & Outputs

  • Research, education, and clinical innovation at UBC FoM has a focus on the improvement of Indigenous health outcomes.

Metrics

  • Number of research initiatives related to Indigenous health.
  • Number of changes/updates to education programs/curricula integrating Indigenous health content/perspectives.
  • Percentage of the student body across all programs who identify as Indigenous.
  • Number of patients/communities engaged in clinical innovation activity.
  • Narrative results of focus on improvement of Indigenous health outcomes.

Activities

  • P2.1  Develop and implement engagement strategy for Indigenous partners and population. Consult with CEIH to identify appropriate partners. Develop a process to establish objectives for engagement.
  • P2.2  Develop and implement a cohesive partnership with the First Nations Health Authority and other Health Authorities involved in Indigenous health.
  • P2.3  Develop and implement a strategy to address gaps and opportunities on Indigenous health that can be supported by UBC activities. (Link w R1)
  • P2.4  Establish a process to review curriculum content related to Indigenous health. Establish criteria and a process to review and prioritize programs. Discuss outputs with students and with CEIH. (Link w E1, E3)
  • P2.5  Develop and implement an Indigenous recruitment strategy (students, faculty, and staff). (Link w O2)

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P3: Develop shared agendas and accountabilities with sector partners to address core systemic issues.

Outcomes & Outputs

  • Alignment of approach to improvements in health care and the health system as a result of UBC engagement and influence.

Metrics

  • Number of partnership clusters/forums.
  • Number of joint initiatives to address core systemic issues.
  • Narrative results of alignment of approach to improvements in health care and the health system.

Activities

  • P3.1  Reposition the Joint Advisory Councils (JACs) as strategic and action-oriented discussion forums. (Link w O3) (UW)
  • P3.2  Create terms of reference and populate a Community Advisory Council to identify and advise on core systemic issues. (Link w O3) (UW)
  • P3.3  Develop and implement a plan of action to address core systemic issues, as required.
  • P3.4  Develop and implement a broad government relations strategy. (Link w O1)

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P4: Reinforce provincial capacity and rigour in health data analytics and quality improvement.

Outcomes & Outputs

  • Strengthened sector capabilities to provide timely and effective access to provincial health data to improve health outcomes.

Metrics

  • Existence of a collaborative forum focused on access to provincial health data.
  • Existence of agreement on guiding principles that enable data access, privacy, security, and coordination.

Activities

  • P4.1  Collaborate with UBC central and Health Authorities to develop common policies and procedures around access to, and usability of, health data for Analytics and quality improvement. (Link w P1) (UW)
  • P4.2  Create forums for UBC and health partners to drive quality improvement and share best practices for health data.
  • P4.3  Provide analytics training, tools, and systems to students who in return will improve clinical outcomes when they enter the workforce. (Link w E1, E3)

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P5: Strengthen education and research through coordinated international focus and growth.

Outcomes & Outputs

  • Strategic international collaborations that advance our research and educational agendas.

Metrics

  • Amount of funding from international partners.
  • Number of international students across programs.
  • Number of publications with international collaborations.
  • Amount of research funding towards global health.
  • Narrative impact of international collaborations on research and education.

Activities

  • P5.1  Establish and implement a FoM International strategy, in collaboration with the Vice-Provost International Office.
  • P5.2  Develop and execute a student recruitment strategy for international students.
  • P5.3  Develop and implement a coordinated plan for UBC global health activities.
  • P5.4  Establish a system to review and analyze current international activities within FoM, identify gaps as well as new markets, and implement solutions to address these gaps and opportunities.

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