Dr. Jennifer Mervyn, Christina Southey, and Nikita Soares
From 2014 – 2017, British Columbia engaged in what would become the largest improvement initiative to date in the province. Engaging over 2500 participants, including over 200 youth and parents with lived experience, 64 communities embarked on improving the child and youth mental health and substance use care locally and provincially. Funded and championed by the Shared Care Committee of BC, a joint committee of the Ministry of Health and Doctors of BC, the lessons learned on how to move together at pace and at scale can be spread to other jurisdictions in Canada interested in exploring large scale, community driven change.
This session will explore the transferable aspects of the change model, values, and approaches that proved successful within the BC Child and Youth Mental Heath and Substance Use Collaborative.