To date, we have awarded approximately $151 million to support 736 projects advancing patient-centered outcomes research/comparative clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award program, including:

  • A project led by AltaMed Health Services, Corp. to build research capacity among Latino/a patients/community members who have lived experience of homelessness through a culturally informed participatory research training focused on homelessness, health, and racial/ethnic disparities and to develop a PCOR/CER agenda focused on homelessness and health issues impacting the Latino/a community
  • An initiative led by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona to promote equitable access to health-related research projects that are important for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by developing a web-based depository with PCOR-related educational and research-related resources and tools and a guidebook for researchers and IRB staff that facilitate inclusion of people with IDD
  • An undertaking led by Prevention Point Philadelphia to address health inequities among communities living with extreme poverty and substance use by building capacity for PCOR partnerships and CER within these communities and researchers via harm-reduction agencies
  • Convenings led by Boston Medical Center to educate, empower, and engage a new Council of Experts on Patient Experience, drawn from the project team’s preparatory focus groups, who will participate with selected members of the Anti-racist Approaches to Addiction Treatment Working Group to discuss each of the Major Topic Areas for future PCOR and CER to answer the question: How can treatment be made more appealing and effective for Black people who have substance use disorders?
  • An endeavor led by Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) to advance PCOR/CER for children, youth, and young adults (YYA) with behavioral health conditions and their families through two rounds of virtual stakeholder convenings across six communities with each stakeholder group (YYA and caregivers) which will result in a finalized list of behavioral health service outcomes most valued by children, YYA, and caregivers

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Posted: February 2015; Last updated: January 2023

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