We believe patient engagement means patients, families and health providers actively collaborating to improve Ontario’s health system. This includes the many ways that health providers work with patients and families to understand their needs, and respond to them.
Our goal is to foster an empathetic culture in our health system that recognizes patient, family and public engagement at its centre. To support this effort, we gather and design tools and resources that empower all people living in Ontario to participate in their care and help facilitate engagement between patients, families and health providers.
We also created the Health Quality Ontario Patient, Family and Public Advisors Program to root our work in the values and experiences of those who use Ontario’s health system.
For more information, please contact us at Engagement@HQOntario.ca.