In the past month, we approved over $794,000 in new awards through our Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. These funds will support projects including:
- Denver Health and Hospital Authority's project to establish the Colorado Patient Partners in Research Network, an online community of patients willing to become active partners on research teams.
- A Platelet Disorder and Support Association conference to deliver evidence-based information on immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and develop an informed community of ITP and other platelet disorder patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and industry partners.
- University of Missouri St. Louis, College of Nursing will develop a consortium of community, academic, and clinical partners involved with African-American youth in St. Louis to identify, discuss, and prioritize health disparities to prepare for future patient-centered interventions.
- Brigham and Women's Hospital's project aims to increase capacity, collaboration, and coordination among stakeholders to carry out patient-centered research activities, with the long-term aim of harnessing community strengths and improving cancer care and cancer outcomes in the Navajo Nation.
To date, we've awarded nearly $27 million to support 140 projects through the Engagement Awards program.
Posted: February 2015; Updated: November 30, 2016