Health Care Pregnancy Program Pilot
The launch will commence with Royal Inland Hospital and a BCAPOP Program Member in Kamloops due to existing connections, relationships and identified need.
The other 7-9 acute care facility sites have not yet been selected. They will be selected in the coming weeks by the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Project team in collaboration with Regional Working Groups.
Once the acute care sites are selected, based on need, interest and number of birth rates, the BCAPOP Program Members within that city will be approached directly to be invited to apply for the funds to carry out the pilot program. The funds that the selected BCAPOP Program Member receives will be dedicated to hiring or enhancing staff for a registered nurse or registered social worker to work directly with the target population to support best outcomes under the guidelines of the pilot program.
Eligible BCAPOP Program Members who are invited to apply will be reviewed, assessed and selected by a committee of objective professionals who are not affiliated with any of the BCAPOP Program Members applying, and who have intimate knowledge of that community assets, challenges and systems. The BCAPOP Executive Director, Heather Cameron, and the BCAPOP Board of Directors will NOT be part of this selection process (due to the obvious conflict of interest).
Please be sure to have access to your BCAPOP registered email over the next four weeks to be sure you receive updates on upcoming opportunities as they become available.
*Please note: The Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot is open to BCAPOP Program Members in good standing as of December 1, 2019. BCAPOP may consider Associate Members in good standing as of December 1, 2019 based on the selected acute care facilities.
Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot Project Key Points
Acute to Community Partnership
Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot Project