Finding, Inviting and Team Building with Patients Partners in Practice and Education

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT

The importance of engaging individuals, families, and communities in co-creation of practice and education is increasingly recognized in order to achieve Quadruple Aim outcomes, achieve health equity, and ensure person-centered care that acknowledges the need to address diversity and inclusion. 

This plenary will provide practical insights and strategies to engage individuals and community members to improve practice and education outcomes. Whether you are new to engaging the community or are already experiencing the benefits with community advisors, this session will prepare you to take the next steps.  Attendees will learn how to recruit, prepare and work with individuals as advisors in interprofessional practice and education settings. Together, we are moving toward action for outcomes that matter most in health, healthcare and the education of the future health workforce.

Plenary speaker Lisa Morisse has decades of experience as an patient advocate for her family and working to advance Person- and Family-Centered Care and Education nationally. She has served in a wide variety of capacities as an advocate and content expert. A few of her many roles have included:  Patient Co-Lead on the Patient and Family Engagement Affinity Group for the CMS National Partnership for Patients; Patient Lead for the CMS CMMI Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and Medication Management & Safety Affinity Group; the PFCC Measures Committee for the National Quality Forum; and as a member of the NCQA Clinical Practices Committee. She is a content expert in Patient and Family Engagement implementation and in Person- and Family-Centered Care and has presented extensively on these and related topics. Lisa’s article “Training Patient and Family Storytellers and Patient and Family Faculty” was published in the Summer 2013 Permanente Journal. 


Session Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn why inviting patients to co-create practice and education can lead to better program outcomes.
  • Attendees will understand how to identify or recruit potential patient advisors and how to train both patient advisors and staff on how to provide input into co-creation of practices and education.
  • Attendees will be able to train and utilize patient advisor input in development of practice policy and procedures and in education settings.

Plenary attendees will come away with practical, approachable strategies to develop meaningful partnerships with individuals, families and communities in the design, delivery and assessment of interprofessional practice and education.