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Patient Engagement Through an EDI Lens

Patient Engagement Through an EDI Lens

What We Do

  • Cultivate a community of meaningful, diverse, and inclusive engagement with our Patient Partners in all research and network activities.
  • Prioritize equitable and respectful experiences for everyone in the Network, and work tirelessly to ensure that all voices are heard and valued.
  • Together with our Patient Partners, we aim to develop and share tools, methodologies, and programs that promote patient partnership. These resources will be accessible to all members of DAC and will help amplify the voices and perspectives of those living with diabetes in research and Network activities.
  • Initiate and support Patient Partner-led research, which we believe is crucial and transformative in bringing fresh perspectives and innovative ideas to Patient-Oriented Research (POR) projects, and creating meaningful and impactful changes in the lives of those living with diabetes.

Get Involved

You will participate in discussions approximately once a month pertaining to research projects and strategic goals of the Network. You can also get involved in a research team! Researchers need your feedback to make sure research projects are relevant for people living with diabetes.

Our Team

Joyce Dogba

M.D., Ph. D

Holly Witteman


Linxi Mytkolli

Related Podcasts

Respectful engagement of Indigenous Peoples in patient-oriented research

Respectful engagement of Indigenous Peoples in patient-oriented research

Patients as Research Partners

Episode one features an interview with Patient Partner Dana Greenberg and Dr. Holly Witteman about the role of patients as Research Partners.

Related Webinars

Patient Engagement the Next Generation

This webinar features some of our most successful approaches of patient engagement in shaping our research projects.

Patients as Partners in Research

Diabetes Action Canada, a SPOR Network in chronic disease, speaks to the BC Diabetes Research Network to provide examples of diabetes related research patient engagement. The workshop provides trainees with an opportunity to have their questions about how to incorporate POR in their research design.

Sex and Gender

At Diabetes Action Canada sex-and gender-based analysis plus (SGBA+) is incredibly important in what we do, but is there a clear understanding of what it means? Diabetes Action Canada’s Sex and Gender Research Enabling Program would like to shed some light on why SGBA+ is so important in health research and how it can be considered and applied throughout the research process.

Knowledge Mobilization and Evaluation

Knowledge Mobilization and Evaluation

Ensuring that research results are shared effectively with those who can implement them and with end users.
Training and Mentoring

Training and Mentoring

Ensuring patient-oriented research remains top-of-mind by training the next generation to see it as a critical part of their approach to research.