This webinar featured two PCORI-funded awardees from the first Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Special Cycle focused on COVID-19 in 2020. The projects focused on building capacity to engage in PCOR/CER to address the mental health needs of high-risk populations in the context of the pandemic. Awardees discussed the strategies developed and utilized to engage stakeholders over the year, and lessons learned while undertaking engagement while distancing. Awardees also discussed the mental health impact of COVID-19 on their populations of interest and shared how their work could provide the groundwork for future PCOR/CER.

About the Webinar Series

The "Engagement Awardee Lunch and Learn" webinar series is an initiative created to provide a platform for Engagement Awardees to share success stories, lessons learned, and strategies for engagement across Awardee communities. Topics will vary and are designed to reach a broad array of stakeholders, offering innovative approaches to consider in real-world engagement and partnership development/maintenance.

This webinar was open to the public and registration was required. 

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Tiffany Haynes, PhD, RN
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Engagement Award Project: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of High-Risk Populations

Kelly Irwin, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital
Engagement Award Project: Bridging the Virtual Divide: Engaging Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness

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