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What's New | November 23, 2011

Patient Engagement Patient Engagement
Patient engagement is an ongoing process in which patients take an active role in their own health care. Many factors—including personal skills, motivation, and behaviors—affect an individual's ability to effectively engage in care.

The featured Innovations describe one program that used a storytelling approach and another program that provided text messaging to encourage behavior change among vulnerable populations, leading to greater patient engagement and improved outcomes.

The featured QualityTools provide resources to help health care professionals partner with patients and families to involve them in care, and information to assist health care consumers in communicating effectively with providers about their health care.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Partnering with Patients and Families to Enhance Safety and Quality: A Mini Toolkit
Developed by Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

 Taking Charge of Your Healthcare: Your Path to Being an Empowered Patient
Developed by Consumers Advancing Patient Safety

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 Clever Crazes for Kids: Toolkit for Educators
Developed by Building Healthy Lives Foundation

 How To Display Comparative Information That People Can Understand and Use
Developed by American Institutes for Research; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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