Patient and Family Engagement
Active partnerships with patients and their families are an essential element of creating patient-centered health care. Engaging these key stakeholders, however, requires a firm understanding of the needs, issues, and strategies that ensure success. Health care researchers, clinicians, administrators, funders, and federal and state government agencies across the nation use AIR’s cutting-edge research and tools, such as the Guide to Support Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital Quality and Safety and our Roadmap to Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research, to effectively engage patients, caregivers, families, and health consumers to reduce costs, improve outcomes, and increase quality and safety.
AIR’s framework offers a practical model for the varying levels of and contributors to engagement. This framework, along with a growing body of resources and ideas available at the Center for Patient & Consumer Engagement, guides the rapid evolution of patient-centered health care, prevention, and policy.