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 Wednesday, August 25, 2021, PCORI hosted the West Virginia Virtual Community Convening on Research and Health to gather perspectives and hear from community members and leaders on important topics, such as rural health and 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. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia)


  • Robert Bossarte, PhD
    Director, Injury Control Research Center, Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University
  • LaDawna Walker Dean, ABD, MSW, BSW
    West Virginia Minority Health Coordinator, West Virginia Office of Minority Health, Marshall University
  • Rebecca Roth
    Director, Office of Policy, Research, Planning, and Compliance, West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health
  • Richard Sutphin, MPH
    Executive Director, West Virginia Rural Health Association
  • Jennifer Hudson
    Development Director, Williamson Health and Wellness Center

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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