Best of Both Worlds: Dimensions of Quality, Indigenous Perspectives

March 1 | 0830 – 1700 | $125

Quality Forum 2016Indigenous health is one of the most important health issues facing this country. In advancing Indigenous health, how do we ensure that quality is embedded every step of the way? How can we create a system that is accessible, equitable, and inclusive for the 21st century?

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority and key regional partners, invites you to a full-day workshop which will examine these questions and others related to how western health care systems can incorporate Indigenous concepts of health and wellness into their quality frameworks.

The timing of the Best of Both Worlds event is crucial, as it is grounded in the reconciliation with our shared past and the development of a future in which the health care experience of Indigenous people is high quality, culturally safe and respectful. Join us as we shape and advance a more inclusive definition of quality to inform an improved health system.

Purpose & Audience

A workshop-based day bringing together health care clients and Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working in health care for a deep and inspired conversation on what quality means for Indigenous people. Senior leaders, quality leads, health administrators, frontline health care workers, patients, and families are encouraged to attend.


  • Explore the concept of quality with an Indigenous health and wellness lens;
  • Build capability on the fundamentals of quality improvement;
  • Examine the health system levers for quality;
  • Accelerate cultural safety and humility in the healthcare system; and
  • Develop and strengthen relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working in healthcare.


The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 5.25 Mainpro+ credits. This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 5.25 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

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