MacColl Institute, Group Health Research Institute | Research Associate |
Judith Schaefer is a senior research associate with MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, and Improving Chronic Illness Care, a Robert Wood Johnson funded program to promote health system change for people with chronic illness located at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Schaefer is experienced in ambulatory care team practice improvement. She provides technical assistance to practice teams implementing the Patient Centered Medical Home, initiatives that engage patients and families and community partnerships in expanding the reach of primary care, on consumer engagement in quality improvement and development of regional case management service coordination. She has provided expertise for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Initiative on Chronic Care, RWJF Aligning Forces for Quality initiative, and the Commonwealth Fund Safety Net Medical Home initiative.
Ms. Schaefer directed the Self-Management Support Learning Communities for New Health Partnerships: Improving Care by Engaging Patients, an RWJF funded program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, MA. and co-chaired the Self-Management Workgroup for the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s Health Disparities Collaboratives. She speaks frequently on helping people and systems change.
Judith received her MPH from the University of Washington. She has served since 2000 as a faculty member with the Institute for Healthcare Communication, and is a T trainer for Stanford Patient Education Research Center’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Her publications include studies on self-management support, measurement of patient experience of care, case management, and collaborative management of chronic illness.