Who is PaCER?
In our quest for sustainable and effective care, the Patient and Community Engagement Research (PaCER) unit at the O’Brien Institute for Public Health (University of Calgary) is working to transform the role of patients in health and health care delivery in ways that are breaking new ground.
PaCERs are patient researchers, citizens with a variety of health conditions trained in qualitative health research, who are creating a new collective research voice with patients, by patients and for patients.
"The health care system of the future will be one in which patients and their families have much more say and are a stakeholder in health care. And, we will become a new social movement as patients."
Dr Nancy J. Marlett,
We Are PaCER
Working in collaboration with medical researchers, health systems, and community organizations, PaCER is committed to finding better, stronger, and more creative ways of engaging patients in health care. This means building new partnerships and roles for patients.
is committed to finding better, stronger and more creative ways of engaging patients in health care.