The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Health Care (EHC) Program and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) conducted a special nursing Webinar—Translating Research into Practice: Using AHRQ and PCORI Evidence-Based Research for Nursing Practice.

Both AHRQ and PCORI recognize that nurses are at the forefront of primary care, ensuring coordinated health care, patient education, and better health outcomes for all Americans. As the role of advanced practice registered nurses and other frontline nurses evolves, it is important that they have access to evidence-based decision making tools.

During this webinar, AHRQ and PCORI offered an overview of patient-centered outcomes research, and define their roles. They highlighted a research-to-practice continuum that begins with the generation of evidence through research and is advanced with the translation of research, dissemination, and finally implementation of evidence-based practices. AHRQ and PCORI also highlighted ongoing research and discussed ways in which nurses can be engaged in research funded by both organizations.

In addition, research report author, Jean Wymann, lead a discussion around key findings from one of AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program's comparative effectiveness reviews, Non-Surgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: Diagnosis and Comparative Effectiveness.

Meeting Materials


  • Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN
    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fellow, AHRQ
  • Amanda Greene, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN
    Senior Program Officer, PCORI
  • Jean F. Wyman, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN, FGSA
    Professor and Cora Meidl Siehl Endowed Chair in Nursing Research; Professor of Community Health and Family Practice, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota; Co-Director, Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence