Engage: Blog

Kristin Carman

In Memoriam: Jessie Gruman (1953-2014)

Kristin Carman | Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Most of us wish for an enduring legacy. Jessie Christine Gruman’s legacy was to alter how we think about health and health care. She accomplished this through personality, will, and prodigious intellect. In short, Jessie was an intense force.

Tom Workman

Are “Satisfied” Patients Engaged?

Tom Workman | Oct 2014 | 0 comments

There is little question that patient satisfaction is important.  But are “satisfied” hospital patients actually engaged?

Pamela Dardess

A Unified Set of Strategies for Advancing Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare

Pamela Dardess | Sep 2014 | 0 comments

We are proud to share with all of you a new unifying roadmap for patient and family engagement in healthcare. Developed by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in collaboration with the...

Ushma Patel

Taking My Own Advice

Ushma Patel | Aug 2014 | 0 comments

“Speak up. Ask questions.” As a health care researcher in the public engagement field, I have developed and tested materials for patients and families which encourage these exact actions. No surprise that when I got pregnant with my first child...

Patient and Family Engagement Measurement
Antoinette Martin

Serving as a Patient Partner in Humboldt, CA

Antoinette Martin | May 2014 | 0 comments

Aligning Forces Humboldt, an Aligning Forces for Quality initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has been working towards a patient centric approach to health care quality improvement and decreasing the cost of care since 2008....

Patient and Family Engagement Measurement | Patient and Family Engagement Roadmaps and Frameworks | Patient, Consumer, and Family Engagement Interventions

The Case for Identifying Family Caregivers on Medical Records

Suzanne Mintz | Apr 2014 | 0 comments

Across the chronic care continuum there are only two people who are consistently present, a patient and that person’s family caregiver. Family caregivers are acknowledged as the nation’s primary providers of long-term care, but they are not...

Pamela Dardess

Engagement Problems in the Real World

Pamela Dardess | Dec 2013 | 0 comments

Recently I had the privilege of presenting at the New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) Patient and Family Engagement Forum, a series of events designed to increase hospitals’ learning and capacity...

Patient Engagement Isn’t Just About Patients

Melissa McCormack | Nov 2013 | 0 comments

Patient engagement can improve patients’ health outcomes. That’s intuitive – it’s only logical that when you feel empowered to manage your own health, and you have the knowledge and skills to do so, you’ll get better results.


Tom Workman

Medicine X, Technology and Empowerment: e-Patients are Not Waiting

Tom Workman | Oct 2013 | 0 comments

Attending Medicine X at Stanford University School of Medicine is as much an emotional experience as it is an intellectual one. The conference is designed to highlight the intersection...

Pamela Dardess

Engagement Interventions: Changing the Shift Change

Pamela Dardess | Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Earlier this month (July 2013), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released their Guide to Patient and Family Engagement in Hospital...