Bringing the patient voice
into healthcare

At Vascular Cures, we partner with patients by empowering them to learn and make decisions about their disease and treatment. This can include engaging in direct care from providers. It also includes sharing their perspectives in research and policy-making about vascular health guidelines.

Engaged patients feel more in control of their health. Engaged patients can also help providers and researchers understand the experiences and realities of living with vascular disease.

To promote patient voice, we have partnered with organizations to bring our patient community several engagement opportunities.

Current Projects

If you are interested in learning more or would like to get involved, click on the link(s) below, or fill out the interest form at the bottom of the page.

Note: We make every effort to update these projects as quickly as possible. If you have difficulties with a link please contact us at patients@vascularcures.org

CLTI Working Group

  • Sponsor: Vascular Cures and grant funding.
  • Who We’re Looking For: Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (medically stable) patients. Caregivers are welcome.
  • Time Commitment: 10-15 hours, per year.
  • Project Length: up to 2 years, or as long as individuals can commit (minimum of 6 months).
  • Compensation: Yes ($50/hr).
  • Description:  VC wants to increase the role of CLTI patients in research design.

Peripheral Artery Disease Empowerment Project

  • Sponsor: Vascular Cures and grant funding.
  • Who We’re Looking For: 5-10 Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) patients. Caregivers are welcome.
  • Time Commitment: 5 hours per year.
  • Project Length: up to 2 years, or as long as individuals can commit. 
  • Compensation: Yes ($50/hr).
  • Description:  VC wants to hear from PAD patients as we design and launch a PAD Education & Awareness initiative. 

Spanish Translation Review

  • Sponsor: Vascular Cures
  • Who We’re Looking For: Bilingual persons who speak Spanish as a first language. Those with a medical or health background are especially in need.
  • Time Commitment: ~ 10 hours per year.
  • Project Length: As needed.
  • Compensation: Yes ($50/hr for review, $75/hr for translation). 
  • Description:  VC is working to get health information out in a variety of languages. We are looking for Spanish-speaking individuals to review products such as flyers, infographics, and more. 

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Advocates who have worked with Vascular Cures have excellent insight on the importance of patient engagement.

“Sam is a participant in our Patient-Reported Outcomes Working Group. His perspective is helping researchers create studies that better meet patient needs.”
Sam’s Story
Patient
“Pam is currently working with UpToDate, an evidence-based clinician support resource. Her voice as a patient helps providers gain perspective on the experience of PAD patients.”
Pam’s Story
Patient