MPowering The State

Patient's Voice

The PATIENTS Program is about hearing — and sharing — the voices of our communities. Be inspired by the stories you see here, and learn more about health, wellness, and research, from people just like you.

A Father’s Love Helps Him Achieve Greater Health in Mind, Body, and Soul

As the pastor of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Baltimore, Franklin Lance, D. Min, spends time counseling people who want to live their brightest lives, but his message underwent a powerful shift when he found himself on the other end of some good advice. His doctor told him that if he wanted to watch his son grow up, he’d need to lose weight.

Gail Graham Shares Her Story of Hope Through the HIV Ministry at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church

Whenever Gail Graham, director of HIV/AIDS Outreach Services and Ministry at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, performs an HIV screening, she remembers what it was like to sit on the other side of the table, waiting for the results.

C. Daniel Mullins, Executive Director of The PATIENTS Program, Receives $1.2 Million Award from PCORI

Contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) will support a project to inform best practices for giving patients a voice in research.