For Patients

Patients Matter Video Series

icon image of a video cameraThe Patients Matter Video Series is a series of short videos developed by FDA’s Patient Affairs Staff to teach patients and other stakeholders about FDA and patient engagement efforts. The video series is intended to educate patients and other stakeholders about FDA, encourage them to share their perspectives on living with a disease or condition, and provide information about how to contact the Agency.


Patients Matter

Learn about how FDA wants to hear from and engage with patients, caregivers, and patient advocates in this introduction to the Patients Matter video series

Patients Matter: Giving Patients A Seat at the Table

Learn about five different kinds of meetings, forums, and committees at which patients, caregivers, and advocates are invited to sit at the table with FDA and share their ideas, experiences, and concerns.

Patients Matter: FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development Grants Program

Learn about how FDA is administering funding to support innovative clinical trial methods and research for the millions of people with rare diseases through the Orphan Products and Natural History Grants Programs. These grants are open to foreign or domestic, public or private, for-profit or nonprofit entities, including patient advocacy groups, academicians, and industry.

For more information about how you can engage with FDA, contact FDA’s Patient Affairs Staff at

Page Last Updated: 02/11/2019
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