Welcome to the Society for Participatory Medicine

The Society for Participatory Medicine is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine, a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and value them as full partners.

Our Guiding Principles:

  • To guide patients and caregivers to be actively engaged in their health and health care experiences.
  • To guide health professional practices where patient experience and contribution is an integral goal of excellence.
  • To encourage mutual collaboration among patients, health professionals, caregivers and others allowing them to partner in determining care.



We actively support participatory medicine with these programs and publications:

The Journal of Participatory Medicine
The Journal of Participatory Medicine

A peer-reviewed publication including opinion, evidence, and perspective.

e-Patient.net blog
, our blog publishing the latest news and
information about participatory medicine.

The S4PM Community Forum
The S4PM Community Forum
(our virtual clubhouse for existing members)

A unified platform for collections of threads sorted by topic sections, links, transcripts, community calendar, live group events, a live news feed from our Twitter hashtag (#s4pm), member pages, and more. Free to all current members of the Society, and supplements our listserv.

Working groups and communities, groups of patients, providers, and other stakeholders, working together for better health care delivery and outcomes.


Join us today!