Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) improves the health of British Columbians by seeking province-wide solutions to specialized health care needs in collaboration with BC health authorities and other partners.
Each of these networks brings together health care providers and administrators from each regional health authority, as well as government and community partners, to share information and collaborate on initiatives to strengthen the system of mental health and substance use care across the province.
The networks provide a mechanism to:
The four networks and their mandates are:
Focuses on the mental health of children,
adolescents and young adults across BC, prioritizing the standardization and
quality of inpatient psychiatric care, establishing provincial outcome
measures, and supporting community provider capacity.
Focuses on improving services for youth and
young adults with concurrent mental health and substance use challenges across
BC, prioritizing the improvement of community provider capacity, responding to
the opioid crisis and cannabis legalization, and addressing complex challenges
such as information sharing and secure care for youth with severe substance use
on improving services for eating disorders patients of all ages across BC,
prioritizing the collaboration of care across tertiary programs, supporting
community provider capacity, and contributing to the development of high
quality services that respond to patient needs.
Focuses on knowledge exchange related to mental health and substance use prevention and literacy across the lifespan.
Examples of projects and initiatives supported by the networks include:
Eating Disorders Toolkit for Primary Care Providers
Eating Disorders Community of Practice
Kelty Mental Health
BC-ONCAIPS Standards 2019.pdf
BC Health Literacy Networks
For more information about the networks, please contact Shannon Vogels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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