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University of Wisconsin–Madison

New Toolkit from WINRS for Patient Advisors

New resource improves patient engagement in research

Stakeholder engagement experts from the Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison created a new toolkit, Patient Advisor Toolkit 1: Orientation for Patient Advisory Committees (PAT-1), to help prepare patient advisors to provide useful advice and work effectively with research teams. The toolkit contains a comprehensive set of modifiable resources that provide step-by-step guidance on conducting orientations with patient advisors. It is designed for researchers who conduct clinical trials and want input from patient stakeholders to improve the design, implementation, and dissemination of their research. This toolkit is also useful for organizations who want to develop patient and family advisory councils or community advisory boards.

Additional information can be found in the attached press release.  Researchers and organizations can contact WINRS for help tailoring the PAT-1 materials or to request a “train-the trainer” program for their staff. (