Thursday, August 20, 2015
What will you pledge to do on Change Day Oct 15?
By Asma Farooq, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice
hat ignites your passion? What step – big or small – could you take to make the systems we work and live in better for those around you and for yourself?
On October 15, (15.10.15), we are inviting you to join an international movement by participating in Change Day BC and committing to making a change or trying something new to make things better.
We hope you’ll join us and make a pledge for your patients, clients, families, colleagues - or yourself! Pledges can be big or small. They can be related to any topic. They are voluntary and made by people passionate about changing care for the better. You can make your pledge online at www.ChangeDayBC.ca.
The Change Day campaign started within England’s National Health Service, where pledges included leading a healthier lifestyle, spending a day in a wheelchair to better understand a patient’s challenges, tasting medicine to appreciate why children complain about its taste, and introducing oneself to patients – the phenomenal #hellomynameis campaign.
Even seemingly small pledges can come together to build a tremendous wave of action that contributes to improvements in our healthcare system. In England, the campaign received 189,000 pledges in its first year and over 800,000 in its second year.
Change Day BC is being coordinated by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and partners like us, who believe that British Columbia’s health, community and social care systems are powered by the creativity, passion and commitment of their patients, providers and administrators.
One Day. 5000 Pledges. Unlimited Possibilities.
Learn more online at: www.ChangeDayBC.ca
Instagram: ChangeDayBC and
Twitter: @ChangeDayBC and hashtag #ChangeDayBC.
For more info contact Asma Farooq, Communications Coordinator, CDFP via telephone at 604 795 0034 or email here. Visit the website to learn more about Connect on www.facebook.com/cdofp or Twitter @GP4Me
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