We all talk a lot about collaboration, especially in health care. We know it makes sense and strive to achieve it, but collaborating effectively is hard work, takes time, and requires support to achieve success.

Dr Jana Davidson, Psychiatrist-In-Chief, BC Children's Hospital, is interviewed by Global News in response to an SFU study on homeless youth in the Downtown Eastside.

Patients in Princeton and the surrounding area are benefiting from a collaborative project that increases access to specialty care for rural patients.

Over 800 stakeholders have been recognized for their work as part of the BC Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative.

A BEST Patient Safety & Quality Award from Providence Health recently recognized an initiative improving hospital to GP communication after patient admittance.

“Now I know about this, I can’t ignore it. It will be on my conscience until I talk to my doctor about it.” Many felt the same after attending an Advance Care Planning (ACP) Fair in New West this past weekend.

Hear these different perspectives - from a family doctor, specialist, youth, mother - on the value of collaboration to achieve a common goal.

BC's many rural and remote communities and shortage of dermatologists presents challenges for patients needing dermatology care. Learn how a combination of technologies improves access and provides faster diagnosis of melanoma

A health crisis can hit any of us anytime, at any age. If you could not speak for yourself, would someone know your wishes? Join people of all ages at an Advance Care Planning FAIR in New Westminster on April 11th.

For young adults with chronic health conditions and disabilities, the transition from pediatric to adult care can be especially challenging.

Three years ago, my world was turned upside down. I became ill with a disorder that has, by far, the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

For the first time in B.C., expectant mothers can participate in virtual visits with their maternity care provider directly from their local family doctor’s office, thanks to new tele-maternity (video conferencing) technology.

A series of columns by Dr. David Smith on how to recognize some common child and youth mental health issues and when to seek help.

The negative impact of polypharmacy on the safety and quality of life of our patients and on our health care system cannot be underestimated. Since 2012, the Shared Care Committee has been collaborating to address the issue.

A website, the 'KB Searchlight', has just launched as a new local child and youth mental health web resource in the Kootenay Boundary region.

Today, health care is diving for pearls of clinical care. A recent Diving for Pearls event held in Victoria proved to be fun, collegial, and professionally rewarding for the both participating specialists and family physicians.

By breaking down walls be­tween family physicians and specialists, the Shared Care Committee and its programs have reduced the barriers that have isolated physicians in both complex urban centres and smaller rural communities.

In March 2009, St. Paul’s Hospital psychiatrists Drs Chris Gorman and Ron Remick began offering group medical visits for patients with mood disorders.

General practitioners and specialist physicians are working together to develop a new Practice Support Program (PSP) learning module on coordination of care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Integrated care—the seamless support of patients across multiple health care providers—is a model aspired to throughout North America.