Catalyst films are short films made of narratives - interviews of people discussing their health experiences and experiences receiving health care - designed to ensure that an improvement, co-design or educational process includes health experiences and to catalyze meaningful and active participation of patients in activities. They are both a patient engagement/co-design method and a participatory visual method.
The Catalyst Films about Health Experiences Guidebook was developed by authors from the Center for Patient Partnerships, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and Health Experiences Research Network (HERN) Steering Committee Members.
This toolkit is intended for a variety of audiences who are interested in including health experiences in process changes and/or the improvement of healthcare and social services. It can also be used to inform policy change, research, or for educational purposes.