Do you want to learn more about the changes going on in B.C.’s health care system and the Ministry of Health’s strategy for sustainable health care?
Would you like to participate in an online dialogue with the ministry and other British Columbians about health care in B.C.?
Now you can, by visiting the Ministry of Health’s new interactive online resource, ThinkHealthBC, which was launched April 4, 2012.
ThinkHealthBC was developed to engage British Columbians in a new way of thinking about B.C.’s health care system.
The new website is entertaining as well as informative, and uses mixed media such as animated videos, provides links to resources that can be downloaded, and features an online discussion forum moderated by a team of ThinkHealthBC Online Community Ambassadors.
ThinkHealthBC was designed to be as age-friendly as possible, and includes information specifically for seniors. To make sure seniors are comfortable using the website, it has scalable fonts that can be enlarged as needed, and clear, easy-to-use navigation features.
In particular, the ministry is inviting older British Columbians, as long-time users of the health care system, to bring their wealth of experience to the online discussions about health care in our province.
So power up your computer and join the dialogue. If you don’t have a computer at home, check to see if your local library or community centre has computers available for public use.
Anticipating and meeting the needs of seniors is a critical part of successful healthcare innovation. To see what's being done to accommodate seniors and learn about the new systems B.C. is implementing to make seniors' care more efficient, personal and effective, check out this video: