Research!America, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, National Rural Health Association, and American Heart Association convened on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to discuss the value that patient-centered research delivers to people living in rural areas. In the Kentucky Appalachians, where the risk of heart disease is among the highest in the country, researchers found that certain interventions improved the health of residents. Panelists discussed the unique healthcare delivery needs of those living in rural areas and how patient-centered, community-based programs can work well in these regions of our nation.

Briefing Video Segments

  • Chapter 1 00:08
    Jenny Luray, Senior Advisor, Policy and Advocacy, Research!America
  • Chapter 2 01:42
    Caitlin McCormick, JD, Associate Director, Public Policy, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) 
  • Chapter 3 03:37
    Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth 
  • Chapter 4 08:49 
    Debra Moser, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Linda C. Gill Chair of Nursing, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing
  • Chapter 5 15:34
    Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) 
  • Chapter 6 21:54
    William Borden, MD, Chief Quality and Population Health Officer, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates; Incoming Chair, American Heart Association Council on Quality Care and Outcomes Research
  • Chapter 7 30:01
    Maggie Elehwany, JD, Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy, National Rural Health Association 
  • Chapter 8 55:18
    Dana Richter, Senior Policy Advisor & Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) 


  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP
    President and CEO, AcademyHealth


  • William Borden, MD
    American Heart Association Council of Quality Care and Outcomes Research
    George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
  • Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN, FAAN
    University of Kentucky, College of Nursing
    Principal Investigator, PCORI-funded research study
  • Maggie Elehwany, JD
    National Rural Health Association

Rural Health Care: Highlights of PCORI-Funded Projects

View and learn more about a selection of PCORI-funded research and engagement projects that focus on health care challenges and health conditions that affect Americans who live in rural areas.