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:
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)
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.
Join us to discuss everything patient engagement! Register with the AbSPORU Events Calendar. Find previous recordings of Journal Club on Vimeo by year:
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.
Learn what the experts say about the latest patient engagement topics!
Watch for upcoming webinars on the AbSPORU Events Calendar
Find episodes of PEP TALKS by clicking the button below.
The Albertans 4 Health Research website is an online network that connects health researchers with individuals who are interested in contributing to the research that matters to them. The website is a source for all current opportunities in health research.
Learn more about AbSPORU’s services and access the Service Application by visiting the Research Services page.
Visit Albertans4HealthResearch.ca to find opportunities to get involved in health research.
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The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit operates on and acknowledges the lands that are the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We make this acknowledgment as a reaffirmation of our shared commitment towards reconciliation, and as part of AbSPORU’s mandate towards fostering health system transformation.