The Institute for Patients' Rights and Health Education is a foundation that was established in 2004 on the initiative of Father Dr Arkadiusz Nowak. The Institute's activities are primarily aimed at supporting systemic solutions aimed at improving the situation of patients, increasing civic awareness of pro-health attitudes and influencing the shaping of national health policy. The Institute also undertakes activities to integrate the environment of patients' organisations and organises regular meetings with key experts in the area of health care, takes an active part in public consultations, and conducts advocacy in cooperation with patients' organisations. The scope of the Institute's activities also includes advice and support for non-governmental organisations working for the benefit of the patient.
The Institute's work also produces reports and analyses on current health and patient rights issues.
We cooperate with around 300 patient organisations from all over Poland and with healthcare experts in Poland and abroad.
The mission of the Institute for Patient Rights and Health Education is to support systemic solutions aimed at improving the situation of patients and to influence the shaping of pro-health attitudes among Poles. In its activities, the Institute puts into practice the idea of a multifaceted partnership.
The vision of the Institute for Patients' Rights and Health Education is to remain a credible, transparent institution, open to the needs arising from social diagnosis. In its activities, the Institute will strive to further consolidate and professionalise the sector of non-governmental organisations working for the benefit of the patient, so that they become an important partner in the decision-making process in the healthcare system.
We operate on the basis of Charter of Good Governance Principles.