What We Do

The Centre for Rural Health Research began as the home for the Rural Maternity Care New Emerging Team (RM-NET), a CIHR-funded interdisciplinary research team whose goals were to:

  • Investigate the state of maternity services in rural BC from multiple perspectives
  • Improve understanding of the consequences for British Columbians trying to access, provide and administer maternity services in rural BC
  • Provide evidence-based research to affect policy and practice decisions for maternity services in BC
  • Support research that is relevant to rural BC communities

Currently, the Centre for Rural Health Research has an expansive program of mixed methods research investigating rural health services. Our work involves exploring innovative models of rural primary health care and conducting a program of knowledge translation for our CIHR-funded program of research on rural maternity care.

For more information regarding our program of research, please visit the pages below: