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Patient Advisory Council

ICSI provides a collaborative environment where patients, providers and other health care organizations come together to address difficult issues. The Patient Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of volunteer patients with varying backgrounds from across Minnesota who offer their recommendations on our clinical guidelines, health initiatives and materials designed for patients.

That’s what health care needs - patients willing to share their personal stories and work together with providers and health care organizations to improve the experience, outcomes and cost of care - the “Triple Aim.”

Join the Patient Advisory Council

ICSI is looking for people who want to share their patient experiences. If you’re passionate about changing health care, that’s even better. PAC members should be comfortable speaking their opinions in groups, respect other points of view, and be able to seek solutions and connect with other patients to gather broader perspectives.

As a member of the council, you will use your experiences and preferences to help us learn: 

  • How patients like to be treated during a doctor visit
  • Ways to make access to health care easier and more convenient
  • Tools and guides to help patients partner with their health care team
  • How to help patients engage in their own health and health care decisions

PAC Members Talk About Why They Participate


Two-Year Commitment

A two-year commitment is required. Participation includes bimonthly meetings (up to three hours long)  held at the ICSI offices in Bloomington, MN.

If you are interested, download and complete the application form and return it via email or fax to (952) 814-7081. For more information, please contact Carmen Hansen at (952) 814-7096.

The Council wishes to reflect the cultural diversity of families that live in Minnesota, including a variety of ages, ethnicities, and urban/rural communities.