Patient and Family Engagement

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We aspire to make healthcare in our region the best in the nation. To do so, we need your help! We want to assist you in becoming more confident about making healthcare decisions and participating more fully in your care. We are hosting the Great Plains Learning and Action Network as a way to share information, learn from one another and offer education and resources. Visit our Calendar of Events for opportunities to learn and grow.

We are also working with communities and healthcare providers to ensure care is equitable. Providing equitable care means considering a person’s circumstances, culture, and beliefs so services can be delivered to allow people to achieve optimal health. If all aspects of a person’s life are not considered amidst their overall health, they may experience health disparities resulting in worse outcomes and thus a poorer quality of life. Visit our Health Equity page to learn more.

Looking for health care information and quality resources? Our Q-Tips For Your Ears podcast is designed for everyone; the intent is to share basic information on topics that matter. Check out our newest episodes on antibiotic use, self-measured blood pressure monitoring, opioids, adverse drug events and chronic kidney disease. Share this podcast with others and be sure to check back often for new episodes.


Tools and Resources for Patients and Family Members
New – Immunization Flyers and Posters
Think Flu, Think COVID (older gentleman)
Think Flu, Think COVID (female nurse)
Think Flu, Think COVID (female patient)
Think Flu, Think COVID (male)

What Do We Have in Common? 

Don’t Get Sick as A Dog: Get Your Flu Shot
Protect Those You Love: Get Your Flu Shot
Who Are you Protecting? Get Your Flu Shot

GPQIN Immunizations Facts For Consumers

Medication Safety

GPQIN Antibiotic Awareness Facts for Consumers
GPQIN Medicine Safety Tips for Consumers
GPQIN High-Risk Medicines Facts For Consumers
My Medicine Record (Be an Active Member of Your Healthcare Team)
Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely

Opioid Information for Patients
Over the Counter Medications (OTC)

Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

Medication Safety at Home
Medication Safety for Older Adults

High Alert Medications (Blood Thinners, Insulins, Opioids)

GPQIN When to Call for Help Tool
GPQIN When to Call for Help Tool Booklet Version (Print Setting: Print On Both Sides: Flip pages on short edge)

Our Podcast: Q-TIps for Your Ears
GPQIN Q-Tips For Your Ears Podcast

Healthy Behaviors and Lifestyle

American Heart Association – What is Cardiac Rehab?

As You Age… A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol

Taking Care of Myself: A Guide for When I Leave the Hospital

Anticoagulation Toolkit for Patients

CDC – Caring for Yourself When Caring for Another

Insulin Safety Center
Life’s Essential 8 Your Checklist for Lifelong Good Health

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition

Our Vision: Through collaboration and partnership, we aspire to make healthcare in the Dakotas the best in the nation. We have partnered with committed nursing homes, community leaders and healthcare organizations to improve the care in our communities. Better together.