As a Patient/Family Advisor, you can participate in improving patient care policies, processes, communication materials, quality improvement activities, and safety efforts. And as a result, your feedback will have a direct impact on other’s patient experiences, and ultimately healthcare.
Become a Patient Advisor
Help us discovers what matters to you!
What is a Patient Advisor?
A patient and family advisor is someone who:
- Wants to help improve healthcare for current and future patients
- Gives feedback based on his or her own experiences as a patient or family member
- Helps us plan changes to continually improve how we provide care to our patients
- Volunteers his or her time typically (1-4 hours per month)
Henry Ford’s Patient-Engaged Research Center (PERC) offers advisors different volunteer options to serve as advisors on new programs and enhance how we deliver care. Based on their areas of interest, we have various groups that meet regularly or online. Apply today!
Patient Advisor options
Depending on the level of advisor commitment we have several opportunities that may be a good fit. These groups include:
- Henry Ford Health System Advisor — Serve as a representative on a hospital council or committee. You will attend meetings focused on designer or improving a new or current program, service, policy or process. (Meeting times vary from once every 3 months to once a month)
- Research Advisor — Share ideas and give feedback on projects, including patient reading materials and strategies to enroll people into studies. (Meeting once a month to once every two months)
- E-Advisors through Henry Ford Insights — Share feedback in short online surveys. Topics may include patient care experiences, communications, new services and improvement ideas, and better ways to partner with patients. (Time commitment: about 1-2 surveys per month)
- Focus Group Patient Advisor — Participate in a focus group and provide feedback on your own personal health care experience. (One-time commitment of 1.5-2 hours per focus group)
Advisor roles and questions are found here.