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Engaging Patients

Resources for Patients, Families and Caregivers

We have gathered this collection of resources in consultation with patients and family members. They offer a variety of ways you can play an active role engaging effectively with health providers and organizations – including understanding the power of patient engagement, learning how to become an advisor, and ways to effectively share your story.

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

Planning for Engagement

Learn what patient, caregiver and public engagement means, some key concepts, and ways to get started.

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Doing Engagement

Learn about the ways you can engage with the health system as an advisor, and some examples of rewarding engagement 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 fit your engagement needs, and to help with any engagement work you are part of.

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