The PATIENTS Program empowers patients to propose questions about their health care concerns and actively participate in studies to answer them.
TRANSFORMING RESEARCH THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
The PATIENTS Program leverages innovative partnerships with patient communities and health care systems to ensure that patients, health care providers, and other partners are actively engaged in research.
PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS AS ADVISORS
The PATIENTS Program works with individuals to conduct research that is meaningful to the community in which they reside. Patients and caregivers are involved as advisors at every step of the research process.
TEACHING AND LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER
The PATIENTS Program believes that everyone has unique knowledge and skills to share. The program offers a wide range of training and resources in patient-centered outcomes research and other related topics.
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The PATIENTS program is funded through a five-year infrastructure development grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) [Grant Number: R24 HS22135-01]. The mission of AHRQ is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.