Become a Patient Partner

We want to make health care better with you, and you don’t need to be a researcher or a health care professional to get involved!

Patient Partners:

  • Have experience with the health care system as a patient, a caregiver, or a family member of a patient in Newfoundland and/or Labrador
  • Have an open mind
  • Can attend meetings approximately four times a year, either in-person or by teleconference
  • Are available to provide opinions as needed (in-person or by email)

Questions Patient Partners may be asked include:

  • Are we looking at the right problem?
  • How should we collect the data?
  • What results are important to patients?
  • What do these results mean to you?
  • How should we share the results?

Time Commitment for Patient Partners:

  • Patient Partners meet three to four times a year, either face-to-face or by teleconference
  • You will be asked to attend an orientation meeting
  • Meeting agendas will be set by the project teams; you will know what each team needs before the meeting
  • You may be asked to review the materials before the meeting
  • Meetings may take up to two hours
  • On occasion, you may also be contacted via email for opinions on materials, questions, or results as appropriate

Benefits of Being a Patient Partner:

  • You will make a difference
  • You will meet new people with similar interests and experiences
  • We will take care of your travel and accommodation costs (if you don’t live in St. John’s and have to meet in-person)

For more information on how to become a Patient Partner, please contact:

Kathleen Mather
Patient Engagement Lead