PFAC Advisors

PFAC AdvisorsDid You Know the New England QIN-QIO has a Patient and Family Advisory Council?

Our PFAC advisors are an integral part of our team. These advisors inform the development of QIN-QIO educational tools and resources, engage in efforts to recruit new advisors, and work with various QIN-QIO teams to reach out to stakeholders. Each month, we will feature a PFAC advisor so you can get to know our team, and learn how they are influencing outcomes and materials that directly impact care.

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Meet Donna Drouin from Connecticut

Why did you want to join the New England QIN-QIO Patient & Family Advisory Council (PFAC)? Spreading the patient-family centered care model is paramount to me. I was invited to join the New England QIN-QIO Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to offer my experience as the co-chair of a small community hospital’s successful PFAC … Continue reading Meet Donna Drouin from Connecticut

Meet Poppy from Maine

PoppyI enjoy working with the other PFAC advisors and with the liaisons from the QIN-QIO – we are partners in this work of advancing quality in healthcare.

The open-mindedness of the New England QIN-QIO PFAC is great, and I appreciate that I can participate locally, within my own community. As a member of this group, I have provided feedback, shared medical experience narratives, and worked on initiatives including the antibiotic stewardship program.

Meet Lisa Freeman from Connecticut

LisaThe local QIN-QIO liaisons and the regional PFAC team genuinely involve the PFAC advisors and encourage and support meaningful involvement in the development of the tools and strategies that are created to support patients and providers. Additionally, when I come across information that is related to a project we are working on, I can share it and add to the discussion. Not only is my time not being wasted, but my contribution seems to be truly appreciated and is always encouraged.