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Improve health care with us

We believe you play an important role in shaping all aspects of health care. We partner with patients, families, caregivers, and the community to design health care that is compassionate, personalized, and coordinated.  

One of the ways we design together is through our Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC), Advise Utah, and Patient Design Studio. These groups provide feedback to directly improve health care.


Advise Utah is an online community of patients, families, and caregivers (called Advisors) from the Intermountain West who provide feedback on U of U Health projects in monthly surveys. Feedback from these surveys is used to inform decisions and improve our health care system.

We welcome all adults to share their perspectives, including:  

  • Patients  
  • Family members  
  • Caregivers  
  • Community members and leaders  
  • People who are passionate about improving health care


  • Review background information provided in the surveys  
  • Use their experiences to answer questions about projects and initiatives 

In turn, we will: 

  • Make it easy to participate and provide feedback 
  • Respect the different perspectives that Designers bring to the conversation; we listen to what Advisors have to say whether it is positive or negative 
  • Update Advisors on the impact of their feedback 


Advisors respond to monthly surveys focused on a variety of health care topics. They select from six topics according to their interests and experiences: 

  • Communication  
  • Patient Education  
  • Patient Services and Progress  
  • Physical Environments  
  • System Initiatives and Strategy  
  • Technology Solutions 

Advisors are sent 1 to 2 short surveys each month and typically given a week to respond. Surveys take 5 to 10 minutes to complete. There is no term length for participating in Advise Utah, however, Advisors may opt out of participation at any time.

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Once your form has been submitted, you will receive surveys according to your selected topics. Survey topics vary by month and it may take a few months to receive your first survey depending on your selected topics.  

Questions? Email and we will contact you within two business days. 

We look forward to partnering with you!