Imagine Citizens Network believes in empowering citizens to manage their own healthcare journeys. Some of our programs have produced helpful resources which we’re sharing below.
Statement of Principles for Personal Health Information
Citizens have the right to their health information to manage their own healthcare experiences. Imagine Citizens Network in partnership with citizens and other organizations designed this statement to support citizens and to be used as a guide for continuous improvement in the healthcare system.
Healthcare 101: Healthcare basics for Albertans
This educational online guide developed in 2018 helps citizens understand Alberta’s health systems.
Healthcare in Alberta
What do we imagine the ideal system would look like?
A snapshot of the Alberta Health system
Tips for Being a Partner in Care
Families are more than visitors. Here are tips for patients and families.
This resource offers suggestions for patients and families to encourage family presence in healthcare settings.
Engaging Patients in Patient Safety: A Canadian Guide
The purpose of the guide is to help patients and families, providers and leaders work more effectively together to improve patient safety.
Patient Engagement Resource Hub
These tools and resources are intended to support patients, families and caregivers to play an active role in engaging effectively with health providers and organizations (e.g. participation as a patient-family advisor, sharing your story/experience and co-designing care on a quality improvement team).
Reports & Publications
Members of Imagine Citizens Network have been involved in co-authoring and producing reports and papers aimed at advancing a shift to person-centred healthcare. Here are just a few.
Published March 2021.
iKNOW Health: Helping People Navigate Complex Health Systems by Addressing Health and Digital Health Literacy
Published August 2020 with accompanying podcast.
An implementation history of primary health care transformation: Alberta’s primary care networks and the people, time and culture of change
What health outcomes matter to Albertans?
Published February 2020.
Patient and family engagement in Alberta’s Strategic Clinical Networks
Published December 2019.
Recruitment of caregivers into health services research: lessons from a user-centred design study
Published May 2019.
Discussion Paper – Unleashing Healthcare Innovation. Are patient-centred care and integration achievable goals?
Primary Health Care
Published December 2017.
BETTER TOGETHER: A Change Package to Support the Adoption of Family Presence and Participation in Acute Care Hospitals and Accelerate Healthcare Improvement
Published November 2015.