After two successful events in the BC Interior and Vancouver Island, the Rick Hansen Institute is reaching out to stakeholders across the Fraser Valley on March 13 and 14 to learn more about services, access and supports for residents of the region who are coping with community-acquired pressure injuries (CAPI) as a result of their SCI by hosting a Health Cafe and Visioning Roundtable.
The Health Café on the evening of March 13 will provide participants with an update on research, care and the SCI lived experience. Facilitated small group discussions will expand on these three areas, providing an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences, successes and challenges, in an informal and conversational setting.
The next day, a diverse group of stakeholders including healthcare leaders, care providers, family physicians, researchers, those living with SCI, their families and caregivers and community organization, to participate in discussions at the Visioning Roundtable. Building on the foundation of the perspectives heard at the Health Café, participants will identify current CAPI activities in the region, including local solutions, issues, strengths, gaps, and opportunities and look for areas of alignment and collaboration with other regional, provincial or national CAPI initiatives.
The Health Café is open to everyone, but as space is limited, preference is given to those living with a SCI in the region. For more information and to register, visit our Eventbrite page.
The Roundtable is by invite only. For more information, please contact Penny Clarke Richardson.
Both events will take place on the SFU Surrey Campus.
To read a recap of the past two events, download the meeting summary report.
To learn more about this initiative, watch our video
The Institute is grateful to the Rick Hansen Foundation, a leader in accessibility and inclusion, for supporting these events through the Blusson Integrated Cures Partnership, a collaborative endeavour that supports ICORD and the Rick Hansen Institute's shared goal to accelerate the translation and discovery of SCI cures.