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 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.

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:


    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.


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




The Journal of Participatory Medicine
The Journal of Participatory Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication including opinion, evidence, and perspective.