- The PCORI Strategic Plan
- Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science
- Dissemination and Implementation
- Evaluation and Analysis
- Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research
- Research Infrastructure
- Our Vision & Mission
- Financial Statements and Reports
- The PCORI Strategic Plan
- Board of Governors
- Methodology Committee
- Authorizing Law
- Evaluating Our Work
- PCORI's Advisory Panels
- Procurement Opportunities
- Stakeholder Views on Components of 'Patient-Centered Value' in Health and Health Care: A Request for Input
Past Opportunities to Provide Input
- PCORI's Proposed Research Agenda (2021-2022)
- Proposed National Priorities for Health (2021)
- Proposed Principles for the Consideration of the Full Range of Outcomes Data in PCORI-Funded Research (2020)
- Proposed New PCORI Methodology Standards (2018)
- Data Access and Data Sharing Policy: Public Comment (2017)
- Proposed New PCORI Methodology Standards (2017)
Comment on the Proposed New and Revised PCORI Methodology Standards (2016)
- 1. Standards for Formulating Research Questions
- 10: Standards for Studies of Diagnostic Tests
- 12. Standards on Research Designs Using Clusters
- 13: General Comments on the Proposed Revisions to the PCORI Methodology Standards
- 2: Standards Associated with Patient-Centeredness
- 3: Standards for Data Integrity and Rigorous Analysis
- 4: Standards for Preventing and Handling Missing Data
- 5: Standards for Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects
- 6: Standards for Data Registries
- 7: Standards for Data Networks as Research-Facilitating Structures
- 8. Standards for Causal Inference Methods
- 9. Standards for Adaptive Trial Designs
- Peer-Review Process Comments (2014)
- Draft Methodology Report Public Comment Period (2012)
- Executive Team
- Office of the Executive Director
- Program Support and Information Management
- Staff Conflict of Interest Disclosures
Each week throughout April, in recognition of National Minority Health Month, PCORI will spotlight health conditions that disproportionately affect communities of color. One of PCORI's National Priorities for Health is to achieve health equity. As part of this mission, we will also share information about PCORI-funded studies aimed to address health disparities affecting underrepresented communities. Please check back as we highlight different health conditions and PCORI-funded projects. Click here to learn more about National Minority Health Month.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled many structural issues with healthcare delivery in the United States. In many ways, healthcare disparities that existed prior to the pandemic were magnified by it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), non-Hispanic Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic people are more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 than Asian or White people. COVID-related deaths also disproportionately affect these communities. For instance, one study showed that while Blacks make up 12 percent of the US population, 34 percent of deaths due to COVID occurred in the Black community.
An Engagement project funded by PCORI gathered input from members of an extensive Black community network in North Carolina regarding their beliefs and biggest concerns about the pandemic. Through community focus groups, virtual townhall meetings, a community-based survey on COVID-19, and taskforce sessions, the project team solicited feedback to develop potential research questions about COVID’s impact on the Black community. Actively involving underserved communities, like this one, in the development of research studies is critical to eliminating health disparities.
To learn more about PCORI’s patient-centered work on COVID-19, click here.
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