The Guelph Family Health Team is looking for Volunteer Patient & Family Advisors! We are looking for people living in the Guelph area to help us improve primary care.
What do we mean by Primary Care?
The care you receive at your Family Doctor’s office. This includes the Doctor and other people that work in the Family Doctors’ offices such as Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Mental Health Counselors and more!
What is involved in being a Patient & Family Advisor?
As a patient advisor you will join a group of individuals with diverse perspectives, meeting once a month for 2 hours to share insights as patients, family members, and caregivers. Known as the Patient & Family Advisory Committee, this group:
Supports key values of equity, inclusiveness, and anti-oppression in health care
Recommends improvements based on lived experiences
Engages with FHT staff to identify service gaps leading to health inequities and barriers to access
Identifies ways to gather more patient feedback and communicate with the broader Guelph community
Who can be a Patient Advisor?
Anyone who is a patient of a Family Doctor with the Guelph FHT or;
A family member of a patient of a Family Doctor with the Guelph FHT
Anyone willing to attend a monthly meeting to discuss their thoughts (currently virtual)
Not sure if your Family Doctor is part of the Guelph FHT? www.guelphfht.com/find-your-doctor/
Would I be good at this?
We are looking for volunteer advisors who are:
Willing and comfortable with taking part in honest group discussion
Interested in community work with a focus on better health care for everyone
Able to listen to differing opinions with an open mind
Willing to share insights and information about their experiences in ways that others can learn from
We are looking for multiple advisors with different start dates between the Spring and Fall of 2023.
How do I apply?
1) Fill out the online form HERE
2) If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-840-1964 ext. 345
Application deadline: March 31, 2023.