Webinar: Engaging Patients to Improve Health and Health Care

People who are actively engaged in their health care are more likely to stay healthy, while those who lack the skills and confidence to manage their own care often require more of it and incur up to 21 percent higher health care costs. On an April 15 webinar, community alliances leading the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative presented lessons for how hospitals, primary care providers and patients are working together to improve care and empower patients.


Resources on Increasing Patient Engagement

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Case Studies for Engaging Patients in Care

This set of case studies explores how five Aligning Forces for Quality communities engaged patients in their care.

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Issue Brief: Engaging Patients Improves Health and Health Care

This issue brief presents key lessons about what’s working in Aligning Forces for Quality communities to improve the quality and value of health care by engaging patients.

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Quality Field Notes: Patient Engagement Interview Photos

An Interview With Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes and Melissa Jones

We sat down with Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes, project co-director, and Melissa Jones, project director for Aligning Forces Humboldt, to discuss insights into engaging patients.

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Patient Engagement Resource Guide

This resource guide provides additional information for patients and clinicians on enhancing patient engagement.

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A Multidimensional Framework for Patient and Family Engagement in Health and Health Care

Patient Engagement Framework

This flowchart provides a multidimensional framework for patient and family engagement in health and health care.

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