Join our Patient and Family Advisory Committee

Posted Nov 13, 2020

The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) is recruiting for a new member to join our Patient and Family Advisory Committee.

“The HQCA’s success relies on having a patient and family perspective across our projects,” says Charlene McBrien-Morrison, acting chief executive officer for the HQCA. “Engaging with and listening to our Patient and Family Advisory Committee is one meaningful way in which we do this. Our members’ unique perspectives and diverse experiences inform and influence how we pursue opportunities to improve health service quality and patient safety for Albertans.”

This Committee is made up of a group of 11 people from across the province and various backgrounds, who provide input to the HQCA to help improve aspects of Alberta’s publicly-funded healthcare system. The Committee reports directly to the HQCA Board of Directors and focuses on issues of patient safety, person-centered care, and health service quality from the system perspective.

“Our team of patient and family advisors work incredibly well together and everyone has an opportunity to speak and be heard – I greatly enjoy serving on this Committee,” says Dr. Greg Powell, HQCA Patient and Family Advisory Committee Chair. “The HQCA listens to and considers our viewpoints, and provides meaningful opportunities to participate in their work and activities.”

Applicants must be 18 years or older, reside in Alberta, and have a passion for improving the quality of Alberta’s healthcare system.

Committee members are appointed for a term of three years and may serve a maximum of two terms. Meetings are held four times each year on a Saturday. Currently these are virtual meetings, but pre-pandemic were rotated between Calgary and Edmonton, which may return in the future. The HQCA provides Committee members with an honorarium for their time.

Anyone interested in becoming a member can find more details about this opportunity and the Expression of Interest Form here.