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Identifying Health Priorities and Aligning Care

Patient Priorities Care is an age-friendly, systematic approach for identifying patients’ health priorities and aligning decision-making and care to those priorities. Our training resources are free for anyone to use. CME/MOC credits are available through the American College of Physicians (ACP) modules and the Talent Management System for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff.

Upcoming Live Trainings

Our virtual workshop series provides credentialed healthcare professionals the space to practice this approach through role play, discussion and case-based coaching. Registration is accepted on a rolling basis.

Beginning in October, six sessions
Fall Telementoring Series

Introduction to Patient Priorities Care

If you’re new to Patient Priorities Care or need a refresher, begin with this interactive module through the American College of Physicians.

Identifying Health Priorities

This ACP module prepares you to help your patients identify their health priorities.

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Understanding the Identifying Health Priorities step is helpful even if you will not be guiding the patient through priorities identification.

Try it yourself

To get comfortable with identifying health priorities you can use the self-directed website with a friend or family member or go through the My Health Priorities Patient Guide.

Aligning Decisions and Care with Patients' Health Priorities

This ACP module prepares clinicians to translate patient priorities into health care decisions in collaboration with patients.

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Reinforce your training with the Tools for Patient Priorities-Aligned Decision Making.

Try it yourself

Use your patients’ Health Priorities Summary to discuss and align care decisions with their health priorities.

Specialized Training

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Our VA-PPC Toolkit has tailored resources specific to Veterans and VA staff, including TMS trainings adapted specifically for the VA health care system.

Training Others in Patient Priorities Care

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Interested in training others on this approach? We have developed materials for advanced learners, including practicing clinicians and advanced levels of trainees.

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