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Evaluating public and patient engagement ‘impacts’ in the health system the topic of Oct. 23 CHEPA seminar

18 Oct 2019

As efforts to actively involve patients, family members and the broader public in health research and health system decision-making have grown, attention is turning to the evaluation of these efforts, including the assessment of their impact. 

In a CHEPA seminar on October 23 entitled “Evaluating the ‘impacts’ of public and patient engagement in the health system: Concepts, approaches and tools,” Julia Abelson will discuss key concepts and approaches to evaluation and impact assessment in the public and patient engagement field, drawing attention to potentially competing goals, epistemological entry points and methodological challenges.

Reflections on the current state of evaluation in the public and patient engagement field will be offered with guidance for addressing some of the key challenges.

Dr. Abelson is a professor in the Department of Health Research, Methods, Evidence & Impact (HEI), and an associate member of the Department of Political Science. She is also the Director of the Health Policy PhD program and a member of CHEPA.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2019, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in CRL-B119. All are welcome to attend. It will also be accessible online, using Webex. To join remotely, copy and paste the following link into your browser. The password is CHEPAseminar.

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