The mission of the Patient Voice Series is to provide a platform for patients to teach healthcare professionals, faculty, staff, and students about the patient experience. The goals of the series include:
  • Increasing cultural competence in health care and health education
  • Increasing awareness of issues various communities face in seeking health care services
  • Increasing daily action taken by attendees to combat systemic inequities, racism, and other acts of bigotry
The Office of the Associate Vice President for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AVP-OHEDI) sponsors the series and works with departments across the University of Utah campuses to facilitate a monthly panel. As co-sponsor, you propose the topic to be focused on that month. This is particularly effective if there is a call for further education on this topic from students, faculty, staff, patients, and/or community (e.g. Effects of Racism on Patient Care, Fat Positivity in Health Care, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ Patient Care). Additionally, you will recruit a moderator and 3-5 patient panelists who can speak on the topic from the patient perspective. For a full description of responsibilities of both AVP-OHEDI and co-sponsoring department, please refer to the Patient Voice MOU

Patient Voice takes place September through June on the 4th Wednesday* of each month from 12-1pm. Beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year, the series will be done virtually via Zoom webinar. Each session will be recorded and posted to our website as a reference and learning tool. It will also be turned into a brief written story through a new partnership with Accelerate to continue to reach a wider audience.
 
Please note that the application will be closed after 10 submissions due to the limited number of sessions in an academic year.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jen Wilson, Programs Manager, at jen.wilson@hsc.utah.edu

 *with the exception of November, December, and June which are typically held earlier in the month

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* 1. Preferred Name

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* 2. Preferred Email

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* 3. U of U Health college, school, and/or department

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* 4. U of U affiliation

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* 5. Proposed Patient Voice session topic

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* 6. Description of proposed topic, including how it applies to the work of decreasing health disparities

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* 7. How will you approach the topic from an inclusive and intersectional perspective?

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* 8. Additional comments, items you would like us to know, or questions you may have

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