Together, I am better.

Advancing health care has long been a technological challenge. Today, it is time to also innovate in know-how and interpersonal skills. Time to integrate the patient into his care team and the citizen into his health system.

Time to learn to listen, to share and to work together.

With targeted training modules, the School enables individuals to transform their health experience into high added value expertise. It also guides private, public and parapublic organizations working in the health sector to adopt a collaborative operating model.


The Lab develops tools to support the design, implementation and promotion of projects in partnership with patients and the public, produces knowledge and disseminates it to the community. Its expertise is used in projects to transform the health system and in public debates on the social or ethical aspects of health.

In this vast interdisciplinary network, all knowledge and all experiences are valued and contribute to the development of collective know-how. National and foreign research centers, universities, patients, engaged citizens, health professionals, managers, natural caregivers, all are invited to collaborate.

This pole aims to think about and operationalize systemic transformation in partnership with patients and the public. To do this, it focuses its activities on the prospective study of the health and social services system, on the development of new fields in partnership and on the management of major transformation projects.


Changing Relationships: How Does Patient Involvement Transform Professional Identity?

Marie-Pierre Codsi’s article “Changing relationships: how does patient involvement transform professional identity?” documents how partnering with patients transforms the identity of healthcare professionals.
Using ethnographic work based on 2 years of observation, she sheds light on the tensions generated by the transformation of relationships between patients and professionals, when the latter move from a bond of caregiver-patient to a role of colleagues.

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Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux

The CEPPP is working with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) in the context of a provincial call for projects to support the implementation, the evaluation, and the dissemination of results of 21 projects on user and family partnership. All of the projects are implemented across the public health and social services network in Quebec.

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The CEPPP Keeps You Informed!

The monthly newsletter is intended for all who are involved or interested in partnership with patients and the public. Patient partners, students, research professionals, clinicians and managers can subscribe to receive information about our scientific activities and evidence feed!

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Centre d’Excellence sur le Partenariat
with Patients and the Public

CRCHUM – Pavillon S
850, St-Denis Street, door S03.900
Montreal (Quebec) H2X 0A9
Telephone : 514 890-8000 ext. 15488

Patient Partner’s Office
Faculty of Medicine | Montreal university
Roger-Gaudry Pavilion
2900 boulevard Édouard-Montpetit,
office R-823-2
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1J4
Telephone: 514 343-6111 ext. 5537

The Center of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public is a joint initiative supported by the University of Montreal (UdeM), the Faculty of Medicine of the UdeM and the Research Center of the Center hospitalier de l'Université de Montreal (CRCHUM).

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