The Health eHeart Alliance (The Alliance) Patient-Powered Research Network (PPRN) created this cause group model to create more opportunities for sustained patient engagement. In this guide, there are resources The Alliance has used to form and support these groups in their community. This model can be adopted by other networks and applied across disease and condition groups to form and support cause groups for their own community.

Health eHeart Alliance formerly was a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

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