Patient Provider Communication

Overcoming Patient-Provider Communication Barriers in               Health Care Settings

A growing number of practical tools and strategies to deal with the many difficult and dangerous communication barriers that crop up in health care settings are becoming available. Unfortunately, these tools are still far too rarely used to their maximum benefit in situations across the broad continuum of health care settings. CCCF is making an effort both to pilot the use of these tools in a variety of settings and to spread information about them as widely as possible. The materials in this section are designed to further these efforts.

Website on Patient Provider Communication

As part of our efforts to promote improved communication between patients and healthcare providers, the Central Coast Children’s Foundation co-sponsors a website that features cutting-edge, practical solutions to the many communication barriers and breakdowns that occur in healthcare settings. To learn more, please go to

For medical encounter resources, click here.

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