Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council -
Toolkit and Resource Descriptions
The Guide for Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council provides information and guidance to empower individuals and organizations to develop a community-based advisory council. These councils involve patients, consumers, and a variety of practitioners and professionals from health care and community organizations to drive change for patient safety through education, collaboration, and consumer engagement.
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Patient Safety Advisory Councils
Benefits of Involving Patients
Chapter 3. Steps to Creating a Patient Safety Advisory Council
Step 1—Determine the Scope of the Council
Step 2—Select the Team
Step 3—Determine a Budget
Step 4—Confirm Team Members
Step 5—Conduct the Orientation Meeting
Step 6—Conduct Regular Council Meetings
Step 7—Elicit Public Relations Support and Community Engagement
Step 8—Conclude With a Meeting
Step 9—Measure Success
Step 10—Sustain the Partnership Model
Appendix A. Project Goals and Objectives
Appendix B. Council Information Sheet and Application
Appendix C. Confidentiality Statement
Appendix D. Vision and Mission Statements
Appendix E. Meeting Ground Rules
Appendix F. Meeting Evaluation
Appendix G. Brochure
Appendix H. Advertisement
Appendix I. Patient Advisory Council Evaluation Strategies
Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin
Kathryn K. Leonhardt, M.D., M.P.H.
Deborah Bonin, R.H.I.A., C.P.H.A.
Patti Pagel, R.N., B.S.N.
This project was funded under grant No. U18 HS15915-02 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not reflect the official position of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
No investigators have any affiliations or financial involvement (e.g., employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties) that conflict with material presented in this report.
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AHRQ Publication No. 08-0048