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New tool for health communicators: the Patient Activation Model

New tool for health communicators: the Patient Activation Model

A growing body of research points to the Patient Activation Model (PAM) as a promising new method to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs.┬áPAM takes a health communication approach to engage patients with the knowledge and confidence to maintain health behaviors. What is the patient activation model? The Patient Activation Model is based on four levels of patient beliefs and knowledge of their health. At Level 1, people identify as passive recipients of care. During Level 2, … Read entire article »

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