Health in Our Hands (HiOH) seeks knowledge, expertise, and input from a collective of engaged patients to influence research that will drive innovations in healthcare. Health in Our Hands is a community that:

  • Recognizes individuals as the experts of their own health experience 
  • Brings patients, doctors, and researchers together to advance patient-centered research
  • Provides opportunities to inform the research community about health issues that are important to patients
  • Values diversity, recognizing that each person has unique experiences with their own health and healthcare
 

Health in Our Hands Community Partners

The Health in Our Hands (HiOH) Community is a network of patients spanning the nation that are interested in finding effective treatments and cures for themselves and their loved ones. Health in Our Hands trains and convenes patients with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

HiOH Community Partners: 

  • Receive training in principles of patient engagement
  • Connect with peers and share experiences within the HiOH Community
  • Participate in quarterly virtual meetings with researchers and other members of the Health in Our Hands Community to guide research initiatives by providing patients’ perspectives based on their lived experience
  • Receive information about studies, opportunities to get involved, and research results
Community Partners will be compensated with a $50 honorarium for attendance and participation in each quarterly meeting. Other opportunities to provide feedback on research projects may be compensated. 

How do I become a HiOH Community Partner?

If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, please fill out this interest form. We strive to include patient and community stakeholders with diverse backgrounds in the HiOH Community. Eligible applicants will be 18+ and have access to e-mail, and ability to attend virtual meetings via Zoom. The HiOH team is available to provide technological assistance. 

Applicants eligible for membership will be invited to participate in an orientation to prepare them to engage in the research process. Health in Our Hands members complete a self-guided training series about patient-centered research, which is followed by a live virtual training where they can connect with peers and facilitators to get acquainted with the HiOH Community. After completing this orientation, individuals become certified HiOH Community Partners. 

For inquiries about Health in Our Hands, please contact info@hioh.org. Please view the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below for additional information. 

FAQ

  • Learn about how you can impact research development.
  • Get trained in research fundamentals so you are equipped to participate on research teams.
  • Connect with a community of like-minded and motivated change-makers.

Community Partners are motivated individuals that are seeking opportunities to provide the patient perspective on research projects. 

As a Community Partner, you can expect to:

  • Complete a 2.5 hour self-guided training on research fundamentals.
  • Participate in quarterly virtual Zoom meetings to connect with other Community Partners and researchers. 
  • Communicate via email if research opportunities arise between quarterly meetings. 

We welcome Community Partners from all backgrounds and experiences. We want your voice to be represented. 

Eligible applicants will be 18+ and have access to e-mail, and ability to attend virtual meetings via Zoom. The HiOH team is available to provide technological assistance. 

HiOH Community Partners is a new program, so space is limited. If you are interested in joining, we encourage you to complete this short form, and someone from the REACHnet team will follow up with you. 

Your time and your perspective are incredibly valuable to us. Community Partners will be provided a $50 honorarium for participation in quarterly meetings. Other opportunities to provide feedback on research projects may be compensated.

Health in Our Hands is an initiative of the Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet). REACHnet is one of nine clinical research networks (CRNs) nationwide in PCORnet®, The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.  REACHnet is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).