The Engaged Patient Resources

Resources for the Engaged Patient

Patient Education Resource Center at U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center
The web is teeming with resources for patients who would like to take control of their health care. A good place to start your research is with the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Patient Education Center. Our librarian, Alexandra Sarkozy, can help you find the right information for you. Also, visit the PERC to receive a Patient Tool Kit to help you stay organized.

E-patient Dave
Listen to a leader in the engaged patient movement. When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to fellow patients online to get the information he needed. Find out why he thinks engaged patients are the key to improving health care-for individual patients as well as the nation.

Connect

Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR)
Find an online support group.

Center for Advancing Health

Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

Health News Review
Visit this website to read experts' reviews of news stories about medicine and science.

Journal of Participatory Medicine

Prepared Patient Forum

Jessie Gruman's tweets on health headlines

Learn more

ePatients: How They Can Help Us Heal Healthcare
Read the document at the core of the e-patient movement. you fill this role.

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Thrive Issue: 
Fall, 2011