Welcome to Vascular Cures’ Patient Engagement Opportunities!

Patient engagement brings patients into healthcare 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 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.

Here are some of our 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: Some links may no longer work if the project is complete. Engagement opportunities are updated every few months.

CLTI Working Group

Sponsor: Vascular Cures and grant funding. 

Who We’re Looking For: Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (medically stable) patients. Live-in caregivers are welcome. 

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours, per year.  

Project Length: up to 2 years, or as long as individuals can commit (up to 6 months) 

Compensation: Yes ($50/hr)  

Description:  VC wants to increase the role of CLTI patients in research design 
American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) Video Library Project 

Sponsor: Vascular Cures & the American Limb Preservation Society 

Who We’re Looking For: Patients or caregivers willing to share their story of limb loss or risk of limb-loss. 

Time Commitment:
One or two 30-min calls and a day of video shooting.
Project Length: July to October 

Compensation: Yes ($50/hr) 

Description: VC and ALPS want to increase physician sensitivity to limb loss. We encourage patients to tell their stories. 
Patient Engagement Research Council

Sponsor: Janssen

Who We’re Looking For: Ages 40-80, PAD/CAD (can include diabetes) and VTE (DVT and/or PE, no comorbidities)  

Partner Time Commitment: Monthly calls (via phone or Zoom) as available  

Project Length: 1 Year, with opportunity to sign on for another year  

Compensation: Yes (TBD)  

Description: Patient Engagement Research Councils (PERCs) consist of 10-15 patients and advocates. These councils will inform and advise on drug programs from clinical trial design to educational content.   

Patients who have worked with Vascular Cures have excellent insight on the importance of patient engagement. Indeed, many of them have taken on roles as advocates for patient engagement.

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