ELEVATING PATIENT VOICES
The Health Experience Research Network (HERN) brings patients’ voices to American health care. HERN is a non-commercial, non-profit group, part of an international movement (DIPEx International) to share patient stories.
HERN strives to create and continually maintain an anti-racist research paradigm. We are committed to: building a platform for sharing experiences with health and health care that is meaningful for all people; prioritizing topics that are specifically relevant for racial justice; learning about how health experiences and inequality intersect; and continually challenging white privilege within our network.
UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE’S EXPERIENCES WITH HEALTH AND ILLNESS
We use qualitative research methods to provide you with real information from patients about their experiences with a particular topic or condition.
Take a look at our first modules on Young Adults with Depression, Cancer Risk That Runs in Families and Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Other modules on a variety of topics are currently underway.View topics
REPRESENTING A WIDE RANGE OF PERSPECTIVES
We seek to describe the widest range of experiences from patients' points of view.Learn more about our methods
DESCRIBING COMPLEX STORIES
We identify key themes in patient stories, arranging their contributions so that people can find the themes that matter to them most, when they matter the most.Learn more about what we do
We want to know which topics or conditions you'd like us to explore in the future.Contact us
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