Pipeline to Proposal Awards

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Our first funding opportunity under the Pipeline to Proposal Awards program is the Tier I Pipeline to Proposal Awards for the Western Region of the United States.  This RFP for the first cycle of Tier I Pipeline to Proposal Awards has been managed in collaboration with the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE), our pilot Intermediate Funder for this effort.

In early 2014, we will announce additional opportunities to apply for Pipeline to Proposal Awards and will seek additional Intermediate Funders to assist with managing Pipeline to Proposal Awards in other areas of the country.

Tier I awards provide seed money to individuals and groups who have healthcare research ideas and who believe in the promise of patient-centered research.  The awards will be used to help build capacity and engage community around a common healthcare research interest. These awards focus on building the community of patients, stakeholders, and researchers who can participate in patient-centered outcomes research. This award is open to any individual patient, other healthcare stakeholder, or researcher—or group of patients, stakeholders, or researchers—oriented around a particular health issue and interested in developing questions that can be addressed by comparative effectiveness research. It is targeted to those who are not eligible or equipped to apply for funding from most other research funding sources, and the approved use of these funds is limited to community and capacity building.

If you are a patient, caregiver, researcher, or other type of healthcare stakeholder with a compelling idea for a research project—or even an important clinical issue that you would like to explore—the Pipeline to Proposal Awards may be a good opportunity for you.

In December 2013, PCORI  approved the following 30 projects under the pilot phase of this new awards program:

Project Title Organization
Establishing a Patient-Centered Research Community for Cystic Fibrosis Ronnie Sharpe, CysticLife
Addressing Obesity in Latino Adolescents with Spina Bifida George Chiang, Spina Bifida San Diego
Creating the Patient Centered Primary Care Council in the Highland Hospital Adult Medicine Clinic: Strengthening Primary Care Together Rachel Berkowitz, Patient-Centered Primary Care (PCPC) Team, K-6 Adult Medicine Clinic, Highland Hospital
Empowering Patients and Their Families to Improve Outcomes That Are Most Important to Them after Lung Cancer Surgery David Tom Cooke, UC Davis Medical Center, Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Healthy Outcomes for Older Foster Youth Ellen T. Reibling, Loma Linda University Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
Preventing Missed Appointments for HIV Patients Marie-France François, Foothill AIDS Project
Sepsis Survivors Engagement Project (SSEP) H. Bryant Nguyen, Loma Linda University Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
YOU COMPLETE ME! Demonstrating the Efficacy of an Innovative Medical Appointment Model to Support Aging Patients Peter Cheng, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Engaging Communities in the Fight Against Preterm Birth Sara Mazzoni, Denver Health
Health Literacy and the Patient Perspective in Primary Care R. Scott Hammond, Colorado Center for Primary Care Innovation
Improving the Lives of Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Caregivers: A Patient Centered Statewide Approach Patricia J. Coon, Billings Clinic Center for Clinical Translational Research
Building Capacity for Novel Screening Delivery for Chronic Conditions to Benefit Miners in New Mexico Kandace Evans, Miners’ Colfax Medical Center
Culturally Appropriate Options for Diabetes Prevention and Care for Low-Income Latinos Lidia Regino, East Central Ministries/One Hope Centro de Vida Health Center
Engaging Native-American and Spanish-Speaking Families and Sharing Family Wisdom to Reduce Childhood Obesity Clarissa Hoover, Family Voices, Inc.
Mobilizing Community Engagement for Health in a Southern New Mexico Border Region Colonia Becky Keele, New Mexico State University
New Mexico LGBT Health Improvement Network Miria Kano, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
The Hispanic Family Asthma Outcomes Research Network Jorge Otero, Nuestra Salud, LLC
Usefulness of Prediabetes Management in Breast Cancer Care Cindy Hill
Citizen Pscientist Courtney Schneider, National Psoriasis Foundation
Connecting Research and Real Life: Building a Network in the Columbia River Gorge Kristen Dillon, Columbia Gorge Family Medicine
Developing Infrastructure for Patient-Centered Melanoma Research Katie Wilkes, SolSurvivors Utah
Development of Community Partnership for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Type 2 Diabetes Bryan Gibson, University of Utah
Patient-Centered Transitions for Episodes of Surgical Care Benjamin S. Brooke, University of Utah School of Medicine
Taking Care of Our Parents: Improving the Coordination of Care for Elderly Community Members Christie North, Leaving Well Coalition
Building a Community of Safe Sleep for Infants Lauren Thorngate, MultiCare Health System
Increasing Patient Engagement and Capacity Building between Community Stakeholders and Patients to Improve Diabetes Education and Management among School-Aged Children Jessica Jensen, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Making Stomach Cancer a Health Priority among Asian Americans Suzanne Pak, Cornerstone Medical Services
Puget Sound Asthma Coalition: A Community, Clinical, and Academic Partnership Julie Postma, Puget Sound Asthma Coalition
The ‘CISE’ Project for Family Caregivers Stephen Lam, Chinese Information and Service Center
Patient-Centered Outcomes for the Parkinson’s Disease Community in Wyoming Sandra Sundin, Cheyenne Wyoming Parkinson’s Disease Support Group member

Posted October 15, 2013; Updated January 10, 2014