Patient Partnership and Community Engagement

Diversity Team Community Group of People Concept

Patient partnership and community engagement means collaborating meaningfully with patients and community partners to deliver care in a person-centered way.

What it means for OHTs?

Teams will implement principles of patient partnership, engagement and system co-design. To achieve true patient centred-care the needs of patients must drive Ontario Health Team functioning and services provided.

Resources available

A sample of resources available from IHPME and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Patient Engagement:

  • BeACCoN can provide expertise on creating and working with patient groups. BeACCoN has a formal partnership with the Patient Advisors Network, a Canadian federally incorporated, not-for-profit group for patient partners and has developed the Patient Engagement Resource Centre that offers information, resources, and capacity building to foster partnerships.
  • Report on best practices for developing community-based health partnerships.

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