PALTOWN’s Empowered Patient Leaders Workshops train patients and carepartners to be community leaders and social influencers for their networks in and beyond COLONTOWN. Participants learn best practices in community management, share experiences, and work together to develop solutions for the many issues that arise in the conversations in COLONTOWN’s 100+ neighborhoods. At the conclusion of the Workshop, participants are awarded the designation “Empowered Patient Leader.” It is our hope that soon, all of COLONTOWN’s neighborhood admins will be “EPLs.”
Each Workshop is facilitated by experienced community leaders, including alumni of previous Workshops. Additional faculty include representatives from advocacy organizations and prominent clinicians. COLONTOWN members with relevant expertise from social work to Facebook group administration lead focused sessions.
In 2020, our Workshops are going virtual! We are hosting participants on our new education and training platform, COLONTOWN University
COLONTOWN members: APPLY NOW for our next Virtual Workshop, July 2020
Check out the Agenda from our Minneapolis 2019 Workshop: Agenda (pdf)