In order to progress our advocacy efforts, MNACHC is collecting patient stories to help demonstrate the true impact health centers have in their communities. These stories will be shared (with legislators, partners, other health centers, etc.) and MNACHC reserves the right to remove or change any potential identifying details about a patient at our own discretion.
Please follow these guidelines as you write up your story:
- This portal is NOT HIPAA compliant. Maintain compliance with your organization’s HIPAA policy at all times. Do not include any protected health information (PHI) including names, dates, addresses, identifiable physical characteristics, ID numbers, and/or anything else you think could identify a patient. When in doubt, contact your organization’s privacy officer. We recommend getting permission from the patient prior to sharing their story.
- In your story, be brief (about 300 words) and use the STAR format - describe the Situation, Task, Action, and Result of what happened with the patient at your health center.
If you have any questions about what can and cannot be included in the patient story, please reach out to Shelby Maidl before submitting anything.