This recording includes closed captioning in English.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is undertaking a strategic initiative to identify new National Priorities for Health to guide our mission-driven work and outline a Research Agenda that encompasses specific topic areas. As part of an effort to offer stakeholders opportunities to provide input and avenues to engage with PCORI during this important time in its evolution, PCORI is hosting a series of Virtual Community Convenings on Research and Health to hear from a diverse range of individuals in West Virginia, Colorado and Maryland surrounding key themes relevant to PCORI’s proposed National Priorities.

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, PCORI hosted the Colorado Virtual Community Convening on Research and Health to gather perspectives and hear from community members and leaders on important topics, such as increasing evidence for emerging technology and innovation in health and achieving equitable access to high quality health care as part of our work to refresh our Strategic Plan and gather input. This webinar was open to the public and registration was required.

Welcome Remarks

  • U.S. Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colorado 01)


  • Larry Allen, MD
    Professor, School of Medicine, Associate Head, Clinical Affairs, Cardiology, Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure, University of Colorado
  • Michael Crews
    Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, Colorado BioScience Association
  • Michele Lueck
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Health Institute
  • Aron Wahkinney
    Contracts & Grants Program Manager, Denver Indian Health and Family Services

Meeting Materials

  • Read about the proposed National Priorities for Health: English | Español (pdf)
  • Kickoff Webinar: Learn more about the proposed priorities and the various ways you can provide input: Watch

For questions about this event, please email Adam Bloom-Paicopolos: [email protected]


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