Engagement Tool and Resource Repository

PCORI is committed to advancing patient-centered, stakeholder-engaged research and the meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders throughout the entire research process. We do this to ensure that the results of the studies we fund are relevant, trustworthy, and more likely to be used in practice. PCORI also supports the uptake of engagement practices and methodologies within the broader healthcare research community. To encourage the spread of these practices, we have assembled a repository of engagement-related tools and resources developed and used by PCORI awardees. This searchable peer-to-peer repository includes resources that can inform future work in PCOR and was developed based on a process, which you can learn more about here.

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Partnerships & Infrastructure to Support Patient & Stakeholder Engagement: A Scan of PCORnet® Practices

This report, authored by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center, examines established and emerging engagement activities currently being used by PCORnet networks. Sourced from a literature and document scan and network interviews with key staff and partners, this report captures and categorizes existing engagement activities using an organizing framework to facilitate a deeper understanding of promising engagement activities and lays the foundation for future efforts to assess the quality and effectiveness of specific engagement practices.

This resource was developed and provided by a third party. Opinions and information in this content are those of the third party and do not necessarily represent the views of PCORI. Accordingly, PCORI cannot make any guarantees with respect to the accuracy or reliability of the information and data in this content.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: INSIGHT

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the INSIGHT Clinical Research Network (CRN) and their Accelerator model of engagement. Through the Accelerator model, INSIGHT convenes topic-specific teams of patients and other stakeholders to rapidly provide guidance on INSIGHT’s policies, research questions, and general direction. Other organizations seeking to work with INSIGHT or establish patient and stakeholder accelerator programs can use this webinar as a resource.

INSIGHT is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: GPC

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the Greater Plains Collaborative Clinical Research Network (CRN) and their Rapid PACE online engagement community for investigators. Through Rapid PACE, investigators can present their projects to and solicit feedback from a panel of patients and stakeholders. Other organizations seeking to work with GPC or establish patient and stakeholder reactor panels can use this webinar as a resource.

GPC is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: PaTH

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the PaTH Clinical Research Network (CRN) and their Story Booth project. PaTH’s Story Booth project collects audio stories from patients and caregivers, helping to bring together patients who are interested in getting engaged with researchers who are looking to engage patients around specific topics. Other organizations seeking to work with PaTH or engage patients and stakeholders by collecting audio stories can use this webinar as a resource.

PaTH is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

Value Proposition Playbook for Participant-Driven Research in Health Care

This resource is an action-oriented guide developed by and for patient and participant-driven research communities (PDRCs) to sustain their work by demonstrating value to their partners, including their participants and funders. The Playbook draws from the direct experience of PDRCs, as well as evidence and resources on partnership development and nonprofit sustainability, and includes strategies and tools for PDRCs to identify their strengths, understand areas for growth, identify priority audiences, and tailor their value propositions to different audiences. The Playbook was developed as part of the PCORI-funded Patient/Participant-Driven Research Community Learning Network (PDRC LN) project, which was supported by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and AcademyHealth.

Strategies for Improving Patient Representativeness in Research Governance Report Issue Brief

This issue brief offers a snapshot of the full Strategies for Improving Patient Representativeness in Research Governance report, which provides examples of governance recruitment and retention practices sourced from literature scans and case study interviews from the PCORI-funded Patient/Participant-Driven Research Community Learning Network (PDRC LN) project. With a focus on engaging populations traditionally underrepresented in research in patient-driven research community governance, the brief provides exciting highlights from the report, which gives detailed descriptions of how PDRCs are doing this work and highlights lessons learned from their experiences. The brief concludes with a set of guiding principles with important implications for both funders and researchers. The PDRC LN project was supported by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and AcademyHealth.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Town Hall Webinar Series: Digital Tools for Facilitating Patient/Partner Engagement

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to share promising stakeholder engagement practices, this townhall-style webinar focuses on digital tools for facilitating patient partner engagement. Panelists Shilpa Venkatachalam (Associate Director, Patient-Centered Research, Global Healthy Living Foundation) and Dana Goodlett (Research Engagement Officer, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) discuss unique tools to support patient partner engagement in research and explore the opportunities and challenges for scaling and sustaining these types of tools. Bray Patrick-Lake (Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Evidation Health) moderates the session. This webinar can be used by researchers and organizations interested in learning more about using digital tools and strategies to engage patients and other stakeholders in research.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Town Hall Webinar Series: Building Stakeholder Capacity to Engage around Technical Content

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to share promising stakeholder engagement practices, this townhall-style webinar focuses on building stakeholder capacity to engage around highly technical content. Panelists Monique Does (Research Project Manager, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research) and Liz Salmi (Senior Strategist of Research Dissemination, OpenNotes) discuss effective tools and strategies for engaging stakeholders in research data and methodology topics, and their own experiences with this type of engagement from a researcher and patient/researcher perspective. Greg Merritt (Patient Partner, PaTH Network) moderates the session. This webinar could be a helpful resource for researchers and organizations working to engage patients in discussions and decision-making related to complex and highly technical topics.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Town Hall Webinar Series: Supporting Diverse & Inclusive Engagement

These slides were developed as part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to share promising stakeholder engagement practices. This townhall-style webinar focused on supporting diverse inclusive engagement. Panelists Carolyn Shimmin (Public and Patient Engagement Lead, George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation) and Freddie White-Johnson (Program Director, Mississippi Network for Cancer Control and Prevention) discussed creating an inclusive environment for engagement, strategies for stakeholder retention, and the importance of community-centered approaches. Lisa Stewart (Senior Engagement Officer, PCORI) moderated the session. These slides can be used by researchers and organizations to inform policies and programs for increasing underrepresented population engagement in research and governance.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Town Hall Webinar Series: Scaling a Culture of Engagement in Research

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to share promising stakeholder engagement practices, this townhall-style webinar focuses on scaling a culture of engagement in research. Panelists Al Richmond (Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health) and Libby Hoy (Founder/CEO, PFCCpartners) discuss the role of leadership in promoting engagement, share topics on promoting support for engagement, and provide strategies to help leaders influence engagement. Rebekah Angove (Vice President, Patient Experience and Program Evaluation, Patient Advocate Foundation) moderates the session. Researchers and organizations seeking to grow or expand a culture of research engagement in their own institutions can use this webinar as a resource.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: PCORnet Engagement Workgroup

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the PCORnet Engagement Workgroup and their efforts to develop a set of Core Principles for the network. Engagement Workgroup leadership discuss the Core Principles identified by the group, the process followed for generating the principles, and next steps for implementation across PCORnet.

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: STAR

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the STAR Clinical Research Network (CRN) and their Person Centeredness of Research Scale (PCoR Scale). STAR’s PCoR Scale is a seven-item scale that uses 5-point Likert ratings to assess the extent of person-centeredness of research products and can be used by researchers, funders, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Other organizations seeking to work with STAR-CRN or rate the person-centeredness of research could use this webinar as a resource.  
 
STAR is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI. 

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: REACHnet

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the REACHnet Clinical Research Network (CRN) and their Research Ready training program. REACHnet’s Research Ready: Guide for Engaging Staff in Research Studies shares best practices for engaging clinic staff throughout the research process so clinicians can later implement study findings in clinical care settings. Other organizations seeking to work with REACHnet or engage clinicians in research can use this webinar as a resource.
 
REACHnet is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI. 

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: PEDSnet

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the PEDSnet Clinical Research Network (CRN) and their Family and Youth Research Education program (FYREworks). FYREworks is a set of interactive and web-based trainings and toolkits designed to help youth, caregivers, and researchers form research partnerships and conduct patient-centered outcomes research. Other organizations seeking to work with PEDSnet or engage youth patients and their caregivers in research can use this webinar as a resource.
 
PEDSnet is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI. 

PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center Show & Share Webinar Series: OneFlorida

Part of a series presented by the PCORnet Engagement Coordinating Center to showcase and share the successful engagement approaches of PCORnet networks, this recorded webinar features the OneFlorida Clinical Research Network (CRN) and their Citizen Scientist program. Through the Citizen Scientist program, community members are engaged as meaningful collaborators throughout the research process and provide feedback on research questions, study design, research materials, and other items. Other organizations seeking to work with OneFlorida or establish a similar program can use this webinar as a resource.
 
OneFlorida is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI. 

Digital Strategies for Returning Value to Research Participants Issue Brief

This issue brief offers a snapshot of the full Digital Strategies for Returning Value to Research Participants report (available here), which examines principles for returning value to research participants and provides examples of digitally-based engagement strategies sourced from literature scans and case study interviews from the PCORI-funded Patient/Participant-Driven Research Community Learning Network (PDRC LN) project. The brief provides exciting highlights from the report, which dives into how digital tools and technologies present opportunities to address practical limitations by offering a scalable and interactive means for providing information back to participants, enabling collaboration, and cultivating community. The PDRC LN project was supported by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and AcademyHealth.

Digital Strategies for Returning Value to Research Participants Report

This report examines principles for returning value to research participants and provides examples of digitally based engagement strategies sourced from literature scans and case study interviews from the PCORI-funded Patient/Participant-Driven Research Community Learning Network (PDRC LN) project, which was supported by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and AcademyHealth. Specifically, this report dives into how digital tools and technologies present opportunities to address practical limitations by offering a scalable and interactive means for providing information back to participants, enabling collaboration, and cultivating community.

Strategies for Improving Patient Representativeness in Research Governance Report

This report examines the significance of and strategies for improving patient representativeness in research governance and provides examples of governance recruitment and retention practices sourced from literature scans and case study interviews from the PCORI-funded Patient/Participant-Driven Research Community Learning Network (PDRC LN) project, which was supported by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and AcademyHealth. With a focus on engaging populations traditionally underrepresented in research in patient-driven research community governance, the report provides detailed descriptions of how PDRCs are doing this work and highlights lessons learned from their experiences. The report concludes with a set of guiding principles with important implications for both funders and researchers.

OCHIN-ADVANCE Engagement Values, Functions, and Metrics

The Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center (ADVANCE) Clinical Research Network (CRN) outlined its priorities and metrics for engagement across patient and caregiver groups in this snapshot. This resource can be used by researchers and other stakeholder groups seeking to improve their level of engagement with patients and caregivers to support a patient-centered research process.

ADVANCE is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

CISTO Year-In-Review Newsletter

The CISTO study team developed this newsletter to highlight the milestones of the first year of the study and preview what is upcoming in the following year. It includes an overview of recruitment, site launch information, study resources available, stakeholder successes and other updates. This newsletter can be viewed as an example for other teams.

Smart Patients Dissemination Packet

This dissemination packet by the PCORnet® Bariatric Study (PBS) provides information on how the team engaged patients by partnering with Smart Patients, an online community of more than 10,000 active members. Researchers can utilize this document to gain a better understanding of how to leverage the Smart Patients online community for their own research projects.

The study reported in this document was conducted using PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

The study was funded by PCORI through PCORI Award OBS-1505-30683.

Stakeholder Engagement in Studies Toolkit

The Executive Antibiotics Stakeholder Advisory Group (EASAG) for the PCORnet® Obesity Antibiotics Study (ABX) developed this collection of stakeholder engagement tools. The toolkit includes an engagement checklist, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) template, and stakeholder feedback survey. This toolkit can serve as a guide for study teams to execute stakeholder engagement in their own project.

The study reported in this document was conducted using PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

The study was funded by PCORI through PCORI Award OBS-1505-30699.

Engagement Assessment Project: Findings and Recommendations

This report, developed by the PCORnet® Engagement Committee, supports understanding of the current landscape of engagement in PCORnet, identifies emerging promising practices, and provides a framework and baseline for future work aimed at assessing network engagement. This could be used by stakeholder groups to explore and assess the impact of network activities in engagement.

View the PowerPoint presentation of the report: Engagement Assessment Project: Results of the Engagement Assessment Project

The Engagement Committee was formerly a governance committee of PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, from 2016 to 2018. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

Engagement Assessment Tool

This engagement assessment tool developed by the PCORNet® Engagement Committee describes principles to consider throughout your shared research process. Organizations can use these principles to help nurture essential partnerships, shape project values, and drive research progress. This assessment was adapted from a tool provided by the University of Kansas Medical Center for Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research # UL1TR000001 (formerly #UL1RR033179).

The Engagement Committee was formerly a governance committee of PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, from 2016 to 2018. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

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