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Patient Advisory Board

What is the INHALE Patient Advisory Board (PAB)?

At the center of our work is a group of patients and caregivers who meet six times a year to discuss and share their experiences. As a patient and/or caregiver affected by asthma or COPD, we hope you will consider joining for our next round of recruitment in 2025. Our PAB members meet others and work with the INHALE team to:

  • Help us understand the issues facing people with asthma and COPD
  • Brainstorm ideas for how to better support patients and their communities
  • Give input on tools and services
  • Work together with other patients, families and caregivers
  • Help us make programs and services that work for patients with asthma or COPD
  • Discuss data and share ideas about using data to improve care
  • Work with the community to help people understand how best to take care of their lungs

What Does Being a Patient Advisor Mean?

The PAB meets for 1 hour once every two months. The meetings are held virtually via Zoom. Members can join the meeting using their computer, tablet, smartphone, or by calling in using a home phone. Each meeting will follow a loose format where INHALE team members will guide the conversation and gather feedback. Lively and engaging conversation from all members is encouraged and all viewpoints are heard and respected.

Patient Advisors are asked to commit to at least a year (6 meetings) of membership, although we understand that unexpected circumstances can come up that may prevent you from continuing your participation. Advisors will be required to sign a Participant Agreement and Code of Conduct Policy. This will ensure that all members feel comfortable sharing their thoughts without judgment.

For your time and participation, members will be paid $50 via check for each attended session.

PAB 2025 Application

The PAB 2025 Application will be available in Fall 2024. In the mean time, if you’re interested in learning more about the board, you may complete the PAB 2025 Interest Form below and a member of the coordinating center will reach out.

PAB 2025 Interest Form