Project Summary

The projected outputs from this project are the development of a framework to guide patient participation resulting in increased levels of trust between patients and academic /public health systems to better address the most pressing patient concerns; and development of an actionable engagement strategy between patients, community organizations, managed care organizations, public health systems, policy makers, academic institutions, and university systems to ensure authentic patient engagement in the future dissemination of research findings and evaluation.

Project collaborators include Proyecto Juan Diego; REAL, Inc.; La Union del Pueblo Entero; Corpus Christi Metro Ministries; Mercy Ministries of Laredo; Vida y Salud Health Systems; UnitedHealthcare; Public Health Systems and Policy Makers; In development; University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus. University Systems including Texas A&M University; University of Texas; and Health Resources in Action (HRiA). 

Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM) of South Texas, Inc., will hold the Advancing Health in South Texas Engagement Series to convene patients and stakeholders across a 17-county area to develop a coordinated regional approach for patient-centered research and evaluation among university systems, academic institutions, managed care organizations, and public health systems. Actionable, measurable engagement will be used to create a clear and intentional framework to guide system alignment and ensure patient feedback and authentic engagement in future research and evaluation dissemination practices. MHM will convene meetings throughout the region to create planning tools, identify a common research agenda, and design the necessary infrastructure needed for relevant and meaningful patient informed research dissemination strategies for the next decade. MHM believes the quality of care is greatly improved when patients are well-informed to become their own healthcare advocates.

More on This Project

Project Resource: Engagement Series Summary

Project Resource: Engaging Health Payers Presentation

Project Information

Jennifer Knoulton, RN
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Key Dates

24 months


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Last updated: March 4, 2022