The Madison Clinic Community Advisory Board is Recruiting Patient Members!
CAB Mission Statement
The Madison Clinic Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of a group of people affected by HIV/AIDS and who are patients at the Madison Clinic. The CAB gathers on a quarterly basis to provide feedback, express opinions, receive updates, and discuss issues that affect Madison Clinic. We strive to empower ourselves and others by being more directly involved in our medical care. We invite others to do the same and work towards greater health and wellness.
What does joining the CAB mean?
The CAB aims to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and feedback between patients who are healthcare consumers and staff of the Madison Clinic. If you become a CAB member, you can contribute to improving the clinic’s services, propose and implement projects to benefit patients at the clinic, keep yourself informed and educated about your care, and meet other patients and staff.
Being in the CAB means attending a meeting at lunchtime (we provide the food) about once every two to three months. The meetings can include various activities:
- The Clinic’s Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Shireesha Dhanireddy may give updates to the CAB about efforts to improve the quality of care for patients. The CAB may provide feedback about how to involve patients in these efforts or how to educate patients about their health and these efforts.
- The CAB may propose, design, and implement projects to benefit patients at the clinic with the support of clinic staff. In 2015, the CAB produced a pamphlet for patients about enrolling in health insurance plans through the healthcare exchanges during the annual “Open Enrollment” period [CAB Insurance Pamphlet]. In 2016, the CAB advocated adding a child-sized table to the waiting room to make it more family friendly and the addition of “white noise machines” outside the waiting room cubbies to improve the privacy of conversations held within them.
- The CAB may request education about specific topics of interest. The CAB has had doctors, researchers, and the clinic’s nutritionist to attend CAB meetings and provide educational presentations at meetings in the past.
What is the CAB up to?
You may view the CAB’s last few agendas here:
Becoming a CAB Member
If you think you might be interested in becoming a CAB member, please contact Madison Clinic’s Health Educator, Liza Flynn (206-744-5564 // firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also ask to speak to Liza at the clinic’s front desk.
Want to contact the CAB?
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