BC health research strategy update – August 2012

The BC health research strategy development is on track to meet its preliminary planning phase deliverables. The planning team has prepared a project charter, developed draft communications and government relations plans, and conducted 60 key informant interviews to help shape the consultation plan for the project. These interviews were designed to seek opinions on a working definition of health research, the purpose of a health research strategy, core components of the strategy, and critical success factors.

On August 23, the project advisory board met for the first time for an orientation to the project and a briefing on the themes that emerged to date from the key informant interviews. The board meets again in September to prepare for phase two of the project — consultation — planned to start this fall. A report from the key interviews, which will inform the consultation, will be released in September.

To learn more about the project, contact Bev Holmes, VP, External Relations & Business Strategy  or Balraj Bains, Business Strategy , both with MSFHR.

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