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PCORI-funded Effort to Amplify Patient Involvement in Healthcare Quality Improvement

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The National Health Council will be collaborating with the National Quality Forum and University of Maryland to create a patient-specific curriculum on health care quality.  The purpose of the collaboration is to help patient advocacy organizations and people with chronic diseases and disabilities understand the importance of their engagement in health quality discussions; the terms and definitions of quality measurement research, development, testing, and evaluation; how quality programs are implemented and their impact on patients; and how patients can be meaningful participants in quality engagement opportunities.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded the National Health Council (NHC) $246,300 through the PCORI Eugene Washington Engagement Award program to create a patient-specific curriculum on health care quality.

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