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Workshop Participant: Engaging People with Lived and Living Experience in Health Research



Commitment: Short-term

Open to National Region, Provincial Region


Patient engagement and partnership asks both patient partners and researchers to work differently. While the idea of ‘nothing about us without us’ is a driving force behind this work, being able to systematically document and evaluate the impacts of engagement and partnering can help demonstrate its value, support further investment, and measure key outcomes of interest.

Join the Public and Patient Engagement Collaborative (PPEC), McMaster University for a 1-day workshop to learn from case studies of patient engagement evaluation across health research projects, networks and institutes. We will share approaches and findings, along with successes and challenges faced along the way. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a good understanding of the range of evaluation tools available, how to use and choose between them, how to plan for and execute engagement evaluation activities with focus on measuring impact, and how troubleshoot common challenges.

Workshop format:
9am – 12pm: Introduction to Impact Evaluation
• Key concepts
• Introduction to evaluation tools
• Case studies
• Group discussion
12 – 1pm: Lunch and Networking
1 – 4pm: Developing an evaluation plan
• Work through the Engage with Impact toolkit, accompanied by examples from case studies, to develop evaluation plans for attendees’ projects
• Group discussions on challenges, troubleshooting and next steps

Space is limited to 35 attendees. There is no fee to attend the workshop.

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From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.