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This week is the latest with our ongoing series of "PFAC Picks Friday 5” blasts chosen by the Foundation for Health Care Quality's Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). Today our Friday 5 focuses on patient and family advisers as direct participants and stakeholders in healthcare.

Having a culture of patient and family-centered care is important, but to achieve a true breakthrough, it is important to involve patients and their families as integral partners and have them involved as stakeholders in medical education, conferences, research, etc. Below are some excellent examples of patients and families being directly involved in all aspects of the healthcare industry.

For more information on the Foundation's PFAC or to engage with the group, please email me at  kveit@qualityhealth.org.


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This Week's "Friday 5":
Patients Matter

1) Engaging Stakeholders in Asthma – PCORI has funded 14 projects focused on asthma and these projects have actively engaged all stakeholders, including patients and families:
Read Post.

2) Patient-Led Conferences – diabetes patients and families are taking the lead in both online and in-person conferences:
Read Post.

3) Patient-Led Education Initiatives involving patients in medical education:
Read Report.

4) Patients Involvement in Conferences – this article asks “where are the patients at your conference?”: 
Read Article.

5) Patients as Researchers – patients are participating in medical research: 
Read Interview.


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Kelly Veit, MHA

Program Director. Washington Patient Safety Coalition
Foundation for Healthcare Quality
705 Second Ave. Ste. 410
Seattle, WA 98104
kveit@qualityhealth.org | 206.204.7383


 






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