Our HDDR program pays particular attention to a subset of PCORI’s populations of interest for which there is either strong evidence for health and healthcare disparities or insufficient health data. These groups are racial and ethnic minorities; rural populations; people with low incomes or low socioeconomic status; individuals with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; and people with limited English proficiency. We encourage the research community to conduct patient-centered studies that go beyond describing disparities in health and health care. Rather, we seek evidence through comparing clinical and healthcare system interventions to help guide decisions about how to eliminate disparities.
Posted: March 29, 2017