Patient Orientation

Welcome to the Health in Our Hands Patient Orientation! We have designed this 3-part online orientation for individuals interested in learning about patient and community engagement in research.

Health in Our Hands (HiOH) advisors work with our team to ensure that the patient and community voice is represented in research projects and community engagement efforts. Advisors work alongside researchers, doctors, patients, and caregivers to improve patient-centered research.

If you are interested in more information on how to become a HiOH certified advisor, please email us at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lesson 1
Lesson 2

Lesson 2 Activity
Think of 3 ways that participating in research can benefit you

Lesson 3

Lesson 3 Activity

Communication Style Quiz
Communication Style Information
Adam Galinsky TED Talk

Practice answers to the following three questions:

1. What health topics most interest you and why?
2. How much time can you dedicate to a project and what are your schedule limitations?
3. How can we help reduce barriers to participation? 



Clinic Training

This training is targeted for medical assistants and clinical support staff interested in learning the valuable role they can play in engaging patients in research. Watch this training to learn the fundamentals of patient centered research and how this research is important to patient care.

Patient Engagement in Research: A Medical Assistant Training
Research Ready

Research Ready is a toolkit designed to help foster engagement of healthcare staff in the conduct of clinic-based research and to prepare them for their important role supporting research activities in healthcare settings. 

For a full listing of resources, please visit the Research Ready Training Resources page located here.