Research & Resources

Using participatory design methods, we conduct consumer research and develop resources that advance equity in health care.


2020-2021 Public Experience Research

This three-phased public experience research project leveraged participatory research methods to ensure that we’re asking about what really matters. Focusing on the experiences of Black and Latinx people; people with low incomes; and people with serious illnesses and disabilities and their caregivers, we sought to better understand their needs, their challenges in navigating the health care system, and their experiences engaging with clinicians in conversations about medical decisions and choices. Through varied language testing exercises (of clinician conversation statements, definitions of quality care models, and public-facing campaigns), the findings remind us of what everyone wants from their care and leverages that as a powerful lens for serious illness care quality improvement.