Involving patients, citizens and their association in research

PartecipaSalute is a interdisciplinary research project, which involve patients and citizens' organizations, medical societies, researchers and experts in science communication. The project, coordinated by the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, has the partnership of Cochrane Italy and the Zadig editorial and publishing company.

aims to:
  • orient patients, citizens and their associations to actively participate in health choice
  • orient professionals and scientific organizations to a constructive relationship with patients and citizens
  • promote the discussion between patients' groups and scientific organizations on issues of common interest
  • encourage the creation of a transparent partnership between patients/citizens and health services.

By achieving these objectives it is expected to start a widespread collaboration between organizations of patients and citizens and the medical-scientific area, based on a shared culture of scientific methodology and effective communication.