Project Summary

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) will conduct surveys and/or focus groups of representatives from key state health policy-making constituencies, including, but not limited to, state legislators, insurance commissioners, Medicaid/CHIP directors, Medicaid/CHIP medical directors, worker’s compensation directors, and state employee and retiree health benefits administrators; synthesize and analyze survey and/or focus group findings into a report for PCORI’s internal use and possible publication; conduct a landscape review of current use of comparative effectiveness research (CER) or patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) by state policy makers and deliver report/issue brief; and develop a “roadmap” to guide state policy makers in the use of CER/PCOR, based upon findings of the surveys/focus groups and landscape review.

The surveys and/or focus groups will examine, but are not limited to, state policy makers’ understanding and knowledge of CER and PCOR, state policy makers’ views on the utility of CER and PCOR in their work, and state policy makers’ views on current and potential future CER/PCOR needs. NASHP will publish two documents: a landscape review of programs used by policy makers to leverage CER and PCOR, and a roadmap to guide them in the use of CER and PCOR. The roadmap will be presented at a national invitation-only meeting of state health policy makers. NASHP will use a national webinar, e-news, and other means to widely disseminate the reports to state policy makers.

Project Information

Mary Takach
National Academy for State Health Policy

Key Dates

May 2014


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Last updated: April 8, 2024