The Engage with Impact Toolkit was released in Winter 2022. This online toolkit consists of 5 modules to help health system organizations to plan to evaluate their patient, family and caregiver engagement, with a focus on impact. For more information on the Toolkit please visit the online tool.
An updated version of the Public and Patient Engagement Evaluation Tool (PPEET) was released in 2018. For more information and to download the tool, please see the PPEET page on this site.
The Public Engagement in Health Policy project aims to strengthen health policymaking in Canada by providing a platform for interdisciplinary scholarship, education and leadership in public engagement. For more information, visit the project website here.
As part of the launch of the Engage with Impact Toolkit the PPEC is hosting a series of hands-on, interactive workshops to support organizations who are interested in implementing the toolkit. Each workshop is focused on the implementation of one module of the toolkit and will include a number of examples of how the toolkit can be used in practice. If you're interested in attending, please register using the links below.
Workshop 1: Preparing for your evaluation (Module 1)
This workshop was held on April 4, 2022.
Workshop 2: Tailoring your evaluation (Module 2)
May 4, 2022, 12pm - 1pm
Workshop 3: Selecting your evaluation measures (Module 3)
June 1, 2022, 12pm - 1pm
As part of the PPEC's work with Ontario Health Teams through our role on the Ministry of Health's Central Program of Supports for OHTs, we are pleased to release our report "Patient, Family and Caregiver Engagement in Ontario Health Teams: Learning from Early Experiences". This report shares the findings of a series of interviews we conducted with patient, family and caregiver partners and engagement leads from a number of Phase 1 OHTs in late 2020. The focus of the work was on understanding how patient, family and caregiver parters are recruited to OHTs; structures and activities established to provide opportunities for them to contribute, advise, partner or co-lead; the influences of COVID-19 on engagement, partnering and co-design activities; early assessments of impact; contributors and challenges to successful engagement; and, recommendations for supporting engagement and partnering in OHTs moving forward.
Interested in engaging older adults as research partners but don’t know where to start? Check out this newly released guidance document to learn more about the core principles that should guide the involvement
of Older Adults, Caregivers, and Public Research Partners in research activities and the best practices for carrying this out.
The guidance offers useful guidance for anyone interested in learning more about the basics of high-quality engagement.
Check it out here.
Dr. Julia Abelson and post-doctoral fellow Dr.Maggie MacNeil were featured on the second MIRA | Collaborative for Health & Aging Webinar. Speakers gave a background of patient-oriented research, discussed principles that guide the engagement of older people and provided insight into the results of a systematic review of the literature on the implementation and impact of patient or public involvement in health research. You can watch the webinar here.