Guide for Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council

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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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Contents

Acknowledgments
Chapter 1. Introduction
   Terms
   Guide Structure
Chapter 2. Patient Safety Advisory Councils
   Background
   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
Appendixes
   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
   References

Prepared by:
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.

This document is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission. Citation of the source is appreciated.

AHRQ Publication No. 08-0048
Current as of April 2008


Internet Citation:

Leonhardt K, Bonin K, Pagel P. Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council. AHRQ Publication No. 08-0048, April 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/advisorycouncil/


Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Guide for Developing a Community-Based Patient Safety Advisory Council. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/advisorycouncil/index.html