PCORI's Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Program currently offers three funding opportunities to support projects that actively facilitate the uptake and integration of evidence from PCORI-funded studies, in the context of related evidence, into real-world practice.

PCORI Implementation Funding Opportunities

Examples of PCORI-Funded Implementation Projects

Recently Funded Implementation Projects


Large-Scale Implementation of a Decision Aid About Colorectal Cancer Screening

Schwartz, Peter, M.D., Ph.D.

(Awarded 2023, Shared Decision Making PFA)

This PCORI-funded implementation project is helping patients ages 45 and older make informed decisions about colorectal cancer (CRC) screening options by putting a shared decision making program, which includes a decision aid tested in PCORI-funded research, in place at two healthcare systems in Indiana. The project team is working with sites’ information technology teams to adapt electronic health record systems, patient portals and registries to support use of the program – for example, to help clinicians identify eligible patients and to distribute the decision aid to patients. The project team is also training over 1,200 clinicians and staff on shared decision making and how to use the decision aid, as well as providing sites with ongoing practice facilitation support. An estimated 11,000 patients are expected to use the decision aid during the project.


Promoting Shared Decision Making About Colorectal Cancer Testing in Older Adults

Sepucha, Karen, Ph.D.

(Awarded 2023, Shared Decision Making PFA)

Clinical guidelines support individualized colorectal cancer (CRC) screening decisions in adults 76 years old and older. This PCORI-funded implementation project is working with 182 primary care practices in four states (Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Tennessee) to implement a shared decision making approach based on PCORI-funded research to support clinicians and older adults in deciding whether to continue colorectal cancer screening. The project team is integrating best practice alerts into sites’ electronic health record systems to help clinicians identify eligible patients, training more than 1,100 primary care and advanced practice clinicians in shared decision making and providing sites with feedback through audit and feedback dashboards. Approximately 39,000 patients are expected to participate in shared decision making during the project.


All PCORI-Funded Implementation Projects

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