The Qualitative and Health Experiences Lab team shines a light on diverse patient experiences, using findings to promote patient-centered care.
By amplifying diverse lived experiences and patient-generated ideas for change, the Center for Patient Partnerships transforms healthcare to prioritize the well-being of patients, families and communities.
Our interdisciplinary approach combines experiential education, action research, advocacy and systems change.
For two decades the Center for Patient Partnerships has prepared emerging leaders to take on complexity. Whether it’s in a classroom, in the community, or online, our approach grounds students in reflection, listening, and empathy that strengthens one of the key elements found in successful 20th-century leaders: Self-awareness.
Our students, who come from a wide range of disciplines, learn directly from clients as they navigate complicated challenges that emerge within health care, human services, benefits, legal, and insurance systems.
As we assist patients seeking safe, necessary health care options, we actively share patients’ stories with policymakers and people who design services to ensure that systems become more responsive to the lived experiences of people most affected by health, social, and economic problems.
We are so happy for Jill and families in Wisconsin that our former Co-Director Jill Jacklitz has become the next Executive Director of Disability Rights Wisconsin. Shared in the press release: Jill’s personal experience as …August 21, 2023
So much happening at the Center for Patient Partnerships – check out our Spring newsletter!June 6, 2023
Most of the existing literature on trust between patients and clinicians focuses on whether patients trust their care team – but what happens when clinicians don’t trust patients? Diminished relationships, less-than-ideal care, and professional burnout …May 24, 2023
The LGBTQ+ Health Advocacy program will be a dedicated program of the Center’s health justice clinic. It will pair UW-Madison law, policy, social work, and health science students with LGBTQ+ people. Advocacy will include: fighting …May 20, 2023
Jill Jacklitz and Sarah Davis were invited to the Office of Strategic Consulting’s annual Showcase event, an opportunity for colleagues from across UW–Madison to come together and share best practices, learn from each other’s successes, …April 24, 2023
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“CPP has been the most personally impactful experience of my graduate program. Through the coursework, but especially through the connections I’ve made with clients and fellow advocates, I’ve gained important understanding of healthcare from an individual to systems level.
My time at CPP has laid the foundation for a future career grounded in patient narratives.”
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