Engagement Methods

How to Engage Patients & Public in Health Research

Active and meaningful patient and public engagement can occur at all phases and stages of the research process. It's never too late to start engaging people with lived experience in your health research project. The below interactive tool will help you in deciding which participatory approach to use in your engagement strategy.

How to Use the Online Map

1. Click the phase and stage of research process where you are hoping to engage patient/public partners in the research decision.

2. Click the level of engagement you are hoping to engage patient/public partners.

3. Finally, click on each of the different suggested participatory approaches to learn more about each particular method of engagement. There are also additional resources included to help you learn more in-depth about the participatory approach you have selected.