Patient Engagement

The Patient Engagement (PE) Team provides ongoing support to patient partners, researchers and community organizations to identify research priorities and to collaborate, in active and meaningful ways, on health research studies.

Enhancing collaboration and capacity of all health research team partners contributes to advancing the science and practice of patient engagement.

Patient Engagement aims to:

  • Engage individuals with lived experience of a health issue – either their own, or as a caregiver, family member or friend, in the health research that impacts them;
  • Match patients with lived experience as active and equal partners on health research teams; and
  • Support patient partners at all phases of the health research process including to:
  • Advise and inform on the research priorities and process
  • Conduct data collection and analysis
  • Sharing research results.

This inclusive research process can inform health care policies and practices in ways that make the results more accessible, meaningful and relevant to everyone.

Learn more about PE collaborations and partnerships

Learn more about how the PE can help with your Patient-Oriented Research (POR)

Come learn with us

Who is a Patient?

  • Patient is an overarching term that includes individuals with personal experience of a health issue, and/or caregivers, family members and friends. We are all considered patients in health research.Watch our 60-second animated video to learn why. English or French .We are all considered patients in health research.

Connect with us!


Facebook: SPORPatientEngagementPlatform

YouTube: Patient Engagement Platform


Patient Engagement Monthly Journal Clubs

Join us to discuss everything patient engagement!

Patient Engagement Podcasts (PEP Talks) and Webinars

Learn what the experts say about the latest patient engagement topics!

Albertans4HealthResearch (AB4HR) Advisory Council
  • Approximately 40 individuals bring together the perspectives of patients, caregivers, researchers, patient and community organizations and other valued members to inform and advise on the activities, events and work of the Patient Engagement Platform.
  • The online network connects health researchers with individuals like you who are interested in contributing to the research that matters to them.
  • Check out existing health research opportunities here!
  • And consider “volunteering”  to receive regular email updates!

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