The Patient Engagement Panel (PEP) is a dedicated group of individuals who advise on research and the way it involves and impacts patients and caregivers. PEP members share their lived experiences as patients, family members, caregivers, community members, and advocates to improve all aspects of research from development through dissemination to deliver equitable, feasible, and sustainable outcomes for community health centers and the people they serve. Since 2012, the PEP has actively provided input and consultation on diverse proposals, studies, and initiatives to guide research that improves health and health care through equitable, effective person-centered, clinical, and policy approaches.
The PEP meets for 1.5 hours every other month (February, April, June, August, October & December). Meetings are held remotely by Zoom and PEP members are compensated for their time. The PEP may consult on projects or proposals between meetings on an as needed basis.