Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Transforming health care through partnerships

Free Downloads - Tools/Checklists

IPFCC offers a wide variety of free downloadable PDFs to use in your organization. Please click one of the links below to view and download a PDF resource.

We encourage sharing of our resources for educational purposes. Read More about IPFCC’s policy for reproducing and reprinting documents.

Strategies for Leadership

Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Hospital Self-Assessment Inventory cover

The American Hospital Association partnered with the Institute to produce the Strategies for Leadership: Patient- and Family-Centered Care toolkit. This resource was distributed to the CEO of every U.S. hospital in the fall of 2004. It contains a video and companion discussion guide, a resource guide and a self-assessment tool for hospitals. The entire toolkit can be downloaded from the AHA website.

Tools to Foster Collaboration in Care

Tools to Foster Collaboration with Patient and Family Advisors

Other Tools to Foster the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Tools to Assist in Designing Supportive Health Care Environments

Policy for Reproducing IPFCC Documents

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care encourages sharing our materials, therefore authorization to reproduce materials (whole or in part) from our website for education purposes is granted. While permission is not necessary, we request that you indicate: "Reprinted with permission from the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care:"

If you plan to insert IPFCC material into your organization's documents or publications, we ask that you request permission at email: Please include your contact information and a description of your proposed use.