Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety: Patient Advisory Committee
The Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety Patient Advisory Committee (M-PAC) was established in 2007 as a board committee. It works to promote patient safety in healthcare and is a means of involving the public, patients and families directly in the organization’s work. Members of M-PAC have an interest in patient safety, often through experiences (positive and negative) with the healthcare system.
The Patient Advisory Committee is transitioning to a Volunteer Program.
The board and staff of the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety believe that volunteer involvement1:
- contributes to promoting and enhancing patient safety in Manitoba;
- strengthens communities by promoting change and development of self-advocacy knowledge and skills, fostered by those who know their community best;
- benefits the organization by increasing its capacity to accomplish its mission of promoting and enhancing patient safety in Manitoba; and
- enhances community relationships and volunteer contributions to their community.
The goals for are:
- develop effective community partnerships to promote and enhance patient safety in Manitoba;
- engage the public in developing community knowledge of and skill in self-advocacy and health literacy; and
- enhance the capacity to reach demographically, geographically and culturally diverse populations in Manitoba.
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