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Winds of Change: Making It Happen with Tools for Engagement

December 01, 2011

Winds of Change: Making It Happen with Tools for Engagement

Saying that people should take charge of their health is one thing. Achieving it requires tools to help measure and activate involvement.  

Two techniques – one a yardstick and one an activator – are growing in popularity:  

The Patient Activation Measure™ (PAM), developed by Judith H. Hibbard, DPH, MPH, and her colleagues at the University of Oregon, is the yardstick that gauges what level of skills, knowledge and confidence an individual brings to handling his or her health and care.  

The Care Transition Intervention (CTI), developed by the University of Colorado Denver’s Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, helps a person build core engagement skills and cope with changes in care settings, such as moving from a hospital to home.  

Read the full article at: http://www.coloradohealth.org/yellow.aspx?id=4980