About the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC), established in 1992 as a non-profit organization, is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in advancing the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care. In all of its work, IPFCC models partnerships with patients and families, and facilitates the development of meaningful and effective partnerships in all aspects of health care, including health care delivery, professional and interprofessional education, and evaluation and research.

IPFCC convenes educational seminars, conferences, webinars, and other meetings where all key stakeholders come together to learn, share best practices, and network. IPFCC provides onsite and offsite training and technical assistance to academic medical centers and community hospitals, ambulatory care programs, and other health care organizations. IPFCC is nationally recognized for excellence in the production and dissemination of written and audiovisual resources on creating and sustaining effective partnerships with patients and families.


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.