Health Mentors

This program is an opportunity for you to learn firsthand from members of the local community about things that really matter to patients living with chronic health conditions or functional limitations.

Who is the health mentor?

Your team’s health mentor is a member of the local community living with chronic health conditions and/or functional limitations, who has generously agreed to share his or her first hand experience with health and the health care system. These health mentors become our teachers.

Learning Goals

  • Understand the perspective of the patient/client and value patient-centered care.
  • Value the contributions of each member of the interprofessional health care team, including the patient/caregiver as the central team member(s).
  • Appreciate how a person’s health conditions and impairments interact with personal and environmental factors.

A new way to learn. A better way to deliver care.

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Health mentor with interprofessional students