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Providing high quality primary care is essential to the well-being of British Columbians. Providing that care has become increasingly challenging for our family physicians. IHSTS held a series of focus groups and individual interviews with family physicians to address the question: "How might we understand the professional and personal needs and interests of family physicians, meet those needs, and at the same time, provide high quality primary care for residents of BC?"
Fraser Health’s Sehat Wellness Ambassadors program is developing interventions to help members of the South Asian community improve health related behaviours. IHSTS is helping Fraser Health design and test these interventions. By focusing on Patient-Centred Design, and using rapid prototyping to trial different approaches, the team is learning about how to engage different members of this community in conversations about their health.