This document was produced by the Canadian Health Research Foundation as a concise knowledge summary that makes the case for the importance of engaging the public in health care policy. This article reviews the arguments for involving the public in health policy decisions, and the associated challenges and solutions. It also gives several concrete examples of CE in health care projects that support the importance of good public engagement. This excellent, well researched, and easy-to-read document clearly answers the title question of why and what – well worth the reading time.
Background/introduction, Planning – CE, Policy development
Techniques & tools:
Choosing the right tool