Danny van Leeuwen, RN, MPH
Patient/Caregiver Activist, Health Hats
A patient/caregiver activist learning with people traveling together toward best health, advising on what works for people in their health journey: informed decision-making, patient-centered research, communication at transitions of care, and technology supporting solutions created by and for people. Danny, known as Health Hats, wears many hats in healthcare: patient with Multiple Sclerosis, care partner for several family members’ end-of-life journeys, a nurse for 40+ years, an informaticist, a QI leader, a mentor to leaders and advocates, a weekly blogger and podcaster for more than seven years at www.health-hats.com. He works with AHRQ, PCORI, NAM, NQF, CMS and other alphabet soup. At one point in Danny’s recent odyssey, he was a patient, a caregiver, a boss of caregivers, and in the C-suite, all at the same time. He’s survived a bit worse for wear.