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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.

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Learn and Get Inspired About Patient Engagement

These resources will help you understand the fundamentals of patient engagement and what it means to be a patient advisor.

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Get Started as a Patient or Family Advisor

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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Evaluate and Measure Patient Engagement Activities

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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Tools and Resources for Specific Types of Engagement Activities

Use these resources to fit your specific engagement needs, and to help with any engagement work you are part of.

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Health Literacy

Health literacy is an important aspect of patient engagement. Supporting health literacy can help improve personal care and health decisions between patients and providers.

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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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