In a country deeply divided, the personal story continues to retain its ability cut through differences and connect us to our shared humanity. For policy makers and other thought leaders, it continues to be the single most compelling way to illuminate the impact of the current system on real people and to inspire system’s level change intended to benefit those same real people. But storytelling takes practice and an ongoing organizational commitment to building processes that can uncover and elevate those stories. This presentation is intended to help providers learn more about how they can integrate storytelling into their work and their organizations.
Following the session, participants will be able to:
• Understand the value of storytelling and recognize good stories that could support a larger effort;
• Understand how providers can play a role in identifying and elevating patient stories;
• Identify the process for collecting and elevating stories in their own organization, or help to advocate for and develop a process where none exists;
• Avoid common pitfalls and challenges in the process.