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Patient Partner Opportunities

At Yale Health we know that you, our patients, know us best. Your insight and perspective is invaluable to us. We hope that you will consider applying to join us as we work together for a better Yale Health. There are opportunities to become a member of our Patient & Family Council or to become a “patient partner” on one of our project work groups.

The purpose of the Patient & Family Council is to be a resource for Yale Health in matters pertaining to the relationship between patients, patients’ families, and Yale Health staff and operations. The council members work together, at the request of Yale Health leadership, to promote, review and advise on operational processes and programs that address the needs of patients and families.

The council also facilitates discussion regarding health care services within the context of Yale Health and the greater health care environment. Patients and family members also have an advisory role in providing feedback on relevant projects undertaken by Yale Health.

The goals of the Patient & Family Council are:

  1. To promote the principles of patient-provider partnership and patient/family-centered care at Yale Health
  2. To provide and communicate the unique perspective of the patient and family to the clinical and administrative leaders and staff at Yale Health
  3. To provide advice, consultation, evaluation and recommendations, when solicited, regarding programs, educational efforts, and operational initiatives that affect patients and families at Yale

The council plans on evening meetings five to six times during the year (September-June) and is asking anyone who is interested to commit to attending at least four meetings. 

The Patient & Family Council is open to Yale staff & faculty who are Yale Health members and their family members who are Yale Health members. We are working to develop alternate advisory groups specifically for Yale students.