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I am very pleased and excited to welcome you to the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC and to have the opportunity to support rural health services researchers in British Columbia. This initiative has been supported by the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia with the goal of creating a supportive infrastructure with which to facilitate the investigation of issues relevant to the health and health services of rural communities.

The Rural Health Services Research Network of BC is built upon the foundation of the late BC Rural and Remote Health Research Network (BCRRHRN), which was supported by the Michael Smith Foundation from the years 2005 – 2010, and a number of the activities and services developed within the framework of the BCRRHRN network will continue to be offered through the RHSRNbc. For example, we hope to offer skill building workshops, networking and presenting opportunities through conferences and symposia, and a biweekly newsletter updating members on news, opportunities and upcoming events.

It is my pleasure to invite you to join the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC and to encourage your participation in the building of better and stronger rural health services in British Columbia.

Sincerely,

Stefan Grzybowski, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MClSc
Director of the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC
Co-Director of the Centre for Rural Health Research

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