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Engaging Patients

Health Quality Ontario's Patient, Family and Public Advisors Council

Health Quality Ontario Patient, Family and Public Advisors Council

The Patient, Family and Public Advisors Council ensures Health Quality Ontario’s work and strategic priorities are guided by the lived experiences of Ontarians.

Made up of 24 individuals from across Ontario, members bring unique and diverse perspectives based on their experiences with the health system. Individuals serve a three-year term and come together four to six times a year to share their advice and insights into what quality health care looks like. Among the many issues the Council will discuss, its current priorities include transitions in care, long-term care and advancing best practices for patient and public engagement across Ontario.

Do you want to share your voice and help improve care for everyone? The Council is currently recruiting new members. Apply by February 16.

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Get to Know the Council

Read the biographies of Council members

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Learn about ways to get involved

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Watch Video Reflections

Council members and the Patient Engagement team at Health Quality Ontario team look back on the Council’s first year

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Learn about the Council’s first year of exciting initiatives

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Let’s make our health system healthier

Join Our Patient, Family and Public Advisors Program

Patients, families and the public are central to improving health quality.

Claude Lurette and Kowsiya Vijayartnam, Health Quality Ontario Patient, Family and Caregiver Advisors Council Co-Chairs

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