Understanding the Healthcare System Workshops
This Peer-Led Patient Advocacy Program is about empowering patients to use their right of autonomy in the healthcare system. It includes:
- Health Literacy
- Educating Patients and Caregivers about their Patient Rights
- How to Stand up for Yourself and be Heard and the ePatient Movement
- How to Find Credible Information Online
- Where to Get Help, Signposting to all available Resources
Following research in 2018, 2019 and 2022, including focus groups with patients and health care organizations in California and Northern Ireland, in February 2022, Human Health Project (Northern Ireland), implemented a peer-led pilot patient advocacy online workshop program, titled “Understanding the Healthcare System in Northern Ireland” with funding from the Community Fund and the Halifax Foundation.. The pilot concluded in May 2022 with very good patient outcomes.
We are now working on relaunching the program in Northern Ireland in 2023 with in person workshops as well as online workshops.
In parallel with this, Human Health Project in California is working on launching “Understanding the Healthcare System Workshops in California” in 2023.
Sign up as a Human Health Project member to be kept up to date on future workshops and our other programmes in Northern Ireland, the US and other countries.
Our other three programs are