In January 2020, FACE convened a groundbreaking meeting on the epidemiology of compassion and love. With support from the Fetzer Institute and in collaboration with the WHO Global Learning Laboratory for Quality UHC, we convened 70 participants–representing a wide range of disciplines–to explore how epidemiology can contribute to our understanding of compassion and love.

We discussed how epidemiologic inquiry is needed to develop and validate metrics that can be used to guide and scale up programs dedicated to cultivating compassion at the individual, organization, and community levels.

The insights gleaned from this meeting – as well as the relationships built with collaborating partners – served as a springboard into many new exciting projects related to measuring compassion.

The Challenge

Despite a deep-rooted belief that compassion is central to quality care, we have little quantitative information about how to cultivate compassion, for example in health facilities, or evaluate our progress. Consequently, current knowledge is insufficient for organizations such as WHO to make evidence-based recommendations for compassionate health systems, or for motivating organizations to prioritize compassion

Our Approach

Through generous funding and excellent partnerships, we are conducting projects that contribute to a growing body of compassion research needed to implement compassionate programs and evaluate progress.

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Epidemiology of Compassion
& Love Meeting Report
Systematic Literature of the Epidemiology of Compassion
Compassion Toolbox
Now Available!
Compassion Researcher Handbook
Coming Soon!

Compassion Methods

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We are planning a second convening to explore compassion methods in 2024.

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