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We are passionate about the meaningful engagement that can happen through support, mutual respect and inviting diverse perspectives. We believe that by working together with patients, caregivers, family members and friends with personal experiences of health issues or the healthcare system, we can make healthcare research more accessible and relevant to all Albertans.

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The impact of a co-designed sleep education intervention on behaviours of concern in youth with neurodevelopmental disorders

Monitoring and clinically guiding injured agricultural workers using an advanced virtual care platform: ProMote

Virtual Reality as a Teaching Tool for Patients with Diabetes

Prevention of Harassment and Violence (POHV) Learning Program – Evidence Review Working Group Member

People with prediabetes and mild diabetes: characteristics, management and outcomes

Patient and Family Advisory Council: Cuthbert Lab and Oncology Outcomes

Optimizing care and patient experience for people with low-risk health conditions

Opioids and Our Youth

Many Youth and Emerging Adult Voices for Mental Health Research

Integrating Task Sharing for Vascular Risk Reduction in Young Stroke Patients

Factors influencing emotional support among community residing older adults & emotional well-being among Designated Supportive Living home residents in Alberta

Education Materials on Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Patients’ Perspectives Study

Development of an online shared decision-making tool for cholesterol management

Alberta Back Care pathway (ABCp)

3DUS Examination of the Effect of Arm Position on the Spine Alignment Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

Promoting perinatal mental health: Defining Canadian strategies to address acute postpartum mental illness

Engaging with families to improve pregnancy outcomes, identify unmet needs and prioritize research initiatives

DBT: Comparison of symptom improvement and program retention in those with and without trauma-related symptoms undergoing standard Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) or DBT-informed group

Develop the first Canadian Alcohol-related Liver Disease pathway in primary care

Enhancing the collection of sociodemographic variables in a province-wide electronic health record

Identifying barriers and facilitators to person-centered integrated care for individuals with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease and multimorbidity: A mixed methods study

Improving Hospital Care for People with Hearing Loss

Integrating Health Promotion into Connect Care: Facilitated Clinical Workflows (Patient/Family Advisor)

LiveRx Patient Advisory Group

Long COVID Patient Advisory Group (PAG-LC)

Perioperative glycemic management pathway

Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBI) Services Online Platform

Tailoring a pathway for mental health care for Albertans on dialysis

The patient’s perspective: evaluating the meaningfulness, comprehensiveness, and prioritization of common Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) in cardiac surgery

The Surgical Safety Checklist Revisited

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