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My Health Journey

Engaged in My Health Journey—An Experiment of One

When I travel on my health journey, I like it best when I have a destination, companions, and a map. I value the experience as often as I can, learn from it, and adjust when I don’t get where I want to go at a satisfactory speed. So, destination = personal health goals. Companions=health team. […]


Danny van Leeuwen Danny van Leeuwen, an action catalyst empowering people traveling together toward best health, wears many hats in healthcare: patient with MS, care partner for several family members’ end-of-life journeys, a nurse for 40 years, an informaticist and a QI leader. Danny focuses on learning what works for people: patient-centered research, communication at transitions of care, health planning, informed decision-making and technology supporting solutions created by and for people. He reviews PCORI research funding applications and serves as co-chair of PCORI’s Communication and Dissemination Advisory Panel. Danny also serves on a technical panel advising CMS on quality-measure development and is active in the Society for Participatory Medicine. Danny blogs weekly ( and was recently published in BMJ.

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