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Can We Talk?

Community Conversations About Your Health and What Matters to You

Can We Talk? teaches patients and caregivers the importance of learning communication skills to confidently discuss your goals and most pressing concerns with your doctor and loved ones.

NPAF Resources

Can We Talk About What Matters to Me? Tips to help you communicate your needs and priorities to your health care team. Download Here.

Can We Talk About Telehealth? Tips to help you talk about telehealth with your doctors and how to prepare for a telehealth appointment. Download Here.

Can We Talk About Care Planning? A Guide to Starting a Care Plan This guide is designed to help you gather your thoughts on the priorities and concerns you have about your health and well-being to ensure that the care you receive is based on what matters to you. Download Here.

Can We Talk About Caregiving? Tips and resources to help caregivers get the extra support they need to care for both their loved ones and themselves. Download Here. 

Improving Patient-to-Doctor Communication With the “Can We Talk?” Campaign Podcast interview with the Journal of Clinical Pathways about Can We Talk? Listen Here.

Can We Talk? Discussing What Matters With the People Who Matter Patient perspective published in the Journal of Clinical Pathways which lays the foundation for creating Can We Talk? and the need to provide patients and caregivers with the scaffolding and support to initiate conversations about the things that matter: their goals, fears, concerns and preferences. Read Here. 


NPAF Partners in Advancing Person-Centered Care

Palliative Care: What You Should Know One-pager describing palliative care. Read Here.

Common Practice The makers of the conversation tool “Hello”. Explore Here.


Can We Talk is a core part of our Patient Action League (PAL) program made possible by generous support from the following sponsors: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Takeda Oncology, Sanofi Genzyme and Johnson & Johnson. 

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