Pat Camp, PT, PhD
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Access to lung health services in rural and Indigenous communities can be limited. These limitations are due to geography, reduced health human resources and systemic underfunding of services. This presentation will focus on innovative partnerships and clinical research initiatives that have the capacity to improve lung-related prevention, diagnostic and treatment services for people who live in rural and remote communities, including First Nations communities, in British Columbia.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss the factors that limit lung health services in rural and remote communities, including Indigenous communities;
  • Define the principles of community-based research and clinical partnerships; and
  • Describe the processes to expand lung health services outside of urban areas

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Health Advocate, Professional