About Us

About Us

Our Mission:
To catalyze collaborative partnerships across the continuum of care to optimize health and health care.

The Society for Participatory Medicine is a 501(c) 3 is a 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.

The Society seeks to bring together all of the stakeholders in healthcare (patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, payers, and others) to encourage collaboration, communication and cooperation that will foster provider/patient engagement, patient empowerment and education.

This partnership of cooperation is enhanced with the Society’s Four Pillars:

    Research

    Provide a participatory medicine forum for collaborative research exchange and evidence based practice project collaboration.

    Education & Resources

    Provide resources, reference tools and best practice standards that support participatory medicine.

    Advocacy & Policy

    Ongoing work with government officials, policy-making bodies, patient advocacy organizations to foster the ideals of participatory medicine.

    Community

    Encourage collaboration and networking among members and organizations who are ambassadors for the participatory medicine movement.