A report is now available summarizing the discussions coming out of the BC health research strategy focus sessions. This report signals the end of the first two phases of consultation on the health research strategy and provides valuable direction for the project moving forward.
Phase one of consultation took place in March and April. Work was undertaken to scope the five preliminary directions with rationale, current status (existing initiatives, gaps), and possible actions for each. This information was collated into a discussion document that formed the basis of the five focus sessions that were held April 29-May 1.
Focus session participants provided valuable advice and guidance. The insights gathered from each session have helped develop common themes that will shape the next steps in the consultation and, ultimately, the final strategy.