Julia Abelson was a recent guest on the Matters of Engagement podcast as they launched their Health Policy series. The episode covers a lot of ground, including a recently released case survey report by the Public Engagement in Health Policy project summarizing trends in public engagement in health policy.
You can listen to this and other episodes of the health policy series of the Matters of Engagement podcast here.
As part of the launch of the Engage with Impact Toolkit the PPEC hosted a series of hands-on, interactive workshops to support organizations who are interested in implementing the toolkit. Each workshop focused on the implementation of one module of the toolkit and included a number of examples of how the toolkit can be used in practice. Additional information about the workshops, including the slide decks, can be found at the links below.
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.