An international research team shines a light on diverse patient experiences, using findings to promote patient-centered care.
Students learn how to navigate legal and policy systems, identifying issues where they can advocate for change at a broader level.
The Center for Patient Partnerships fosters effective partnerships among people seeking healthcare, people providing healthcare, and people making policies that guide the healthcare system.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have kept our courses humming, and we continue to partner with organizations serving the community to help ensure clients and patients can access the care and resources they need. We …August 10, 2020
This summer, for the first time, seven law students, two pharmacy students, and one medical student took on the daunting task of learning patient advocacy from entirely remote settings. Through the summer Clinical, interdisciplinary students …September 8, 2020
When Wisconsin HealthCorps Volunteer Hannah Fleischman was placed as a coordinator with CPP’s Community Resource Navigator Program, she didn’t know what to expect. Now, after a year with the program, Fleischman says the lessons will …September 8, 2020
Imagine you barely have enough money to pay rent and buy food and you receive a parking ticket because you forgot to move your car to the alternative side of the street. Do you pay …September 8, 2020
CPP Statement on Racial Justice We stand in solidarity with those fighting for justice following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Manuel Ellis, Tony Robinson and countless other Black lives …May 31, 2020
As we move into a new decade of advocacy and education, we are reminded of the fragility of our systems of care–and of the resilience of so many people who navigate them. The COVID-19 pandemic …August 4, 2020
Through her career-long focus on listening to, documenting, and understanding patients’ experiences in health care, CPP’s Director of National Initiatives, Rachel Grob, leads research on gaps that others in health care often miss. Grob leads …August 11, 2020
In a new course designed by CPP co-director Sarah Davis and CPP health systems instructor Mary Michaud, students in MPH and health professional programs learn how to “think in systems.” Medical Care and Public Health …September 8, 2020
CPP Co-director and Clinical Professor of Law Sarah Davis joined experts and recognized leaders from the private and public sector committed to engaging patients as active partners to improve quality and patient safety within health …August 10, 2020
The CPP research team has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in two major ways. Global Health Experiences with COVID-19 Module. As part of an international initiative to understand people’s experiences of care during COVID-19, our …August 3, 2020
Millions of Americans struggle to pay medical bills, with over 20% of Wisconsinites reporting having a past due medical bill. Frustrating the situation are “surprise medical bills,” or charges billed when a person with insurance …August 10, 2020
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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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