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Engaging Patients

Resources for Health Care Providers

Health Quality Ontario has created and curated a number of resources and tools to help integrate patient engagement into your professional domain. From engaging individuals during the treatment process to implementing organizational engagement programs, these resources can help guide more open communications between health providers and their patients and caregivers.

For more information about these tools or other patient engagement best practices, please email

Planning for Engagement

Learn the fundamentals for patient, caregiver and public engagement, some key concepts, and how to begin planning.

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Doing Engagement

Learn frameworks and best practices to implement patient, caregiver and public engagement, and examples of effective engagement at work.

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Measuring Engagement

Get tips on how to measure the effectiveness of patient, caregiver and public engagement, and ways to improve your own engagement activities.

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Use these templates to communicate your engagement needs, including how to recruit and communicate with patient, caregiver and public advisors.

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