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Overview of the Public and Patient Engagement Tool

In 2011, the PPE Research-Practice Collaborative was formed with the aim of developing a common evaluation tool that could be used in a variety of health system organizations across Canada, and would collectively contribute to improvements in the quality of PPE practice across the country.

The result of this work is the Public and Patient Engagement Evaluation Tool (PPEET). The tool is structured around four core principles that capture the key elements of quality PPE: i) integrity of design and process; ii) influence and impact; iii) participatory culture; and, iv) collaboration and common purpose. These principles provide the foundation for the evaluation framework and tool, which carefully map each principle onto outcome measures, indicators and sample questions.

The PPEET is comprised of three questionnaires, each aimed at different end users: i) those who participate in PPE activities; ii) those who plan and execute PPE activities within organizations; and, iii) those who create the vision and build capacity for PPE within their organization.

The tool has been pilot tested in two organizations by over 250 participants comprising each of the three respondent groups. Revisions have been made to each of the questionnaires as a result, and the tool is now ready to be launched on a larger scale within the health system.

The PPEET Project was the winner of the 2014 IAP2 Canadian Research Project of the Year award.

[For more information about the project and the Project of the Year award, please watch this video] Video

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