New ACP Patient Priorities Care online curriculum focuses on patients' goals, preferences

Patient Priorities Care is an approach that focuses on aligning care with what matters most to the patient and is particularly well suited for older adults with multiple chronic conditions.


Patient Priorities Care (PPC) is an approach that focuses on aligning care among all of a patient's clinicians with what matters most to that patient. PPC is particularly well suited for older patients with multiple chronic conditions for whom evidence-based medicine might not exist or be the best choice.

In partnership with the PPC team based at Yale University, ACP has developed a new, highly interactive online curriculum to teach clinicians how to help patients identify their health outcome goals and how to provide care to help reach those goals.

Three independent online learning modules, all eligible for CME and MOC, use scripts and patient scenarios to build the skills necessary to incorporate PPC in practice. Topics include helping patients identify health priorities, aligning decision-making and care with the patient, and overcoming real-life challenges to aligning care.

Other resources available within the modules include links to a paper outlining a framework and action steps for providing care to older adults with multiple chronic conditions, guides for identifying health priorities for both patients and facilitators, and useful templates.