Project Summary

Patients and consumers must contribute meaningfully to research and help ensure that its results are implemented into concrete recommendations for health systems. The objective of this project is to build capacity among stakeholders for partnering with researchers and health professionals in research implementation to achieve mutual trust and long-term impact. As an experienced coalition of patient and consumer groups, Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE) has established methods for increasing capacity and partnerships needed in research implementation. CUE will contribute to building the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) community and continue development of the CUE infrastructure, particularly the engagement matching system for patients/consumers and potential stakeholder partners. With development of new learning materials for patients/consumers serving on research implementation advisory panels, this project will strengthen the groundwork for dissemination and implementation of PCOR findings.

The projected outputs from this project are expanded CUE membership and diversity; development of education and training materials, providing a forum for communication and dissemination among stakeholder groups; and facilitation of partnerships between patients/consumers and health professionals engaging in research implementation.

Project collaborators include the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare; Consumers United for Evidence-Based Health; Black Women's Health Imperative; and an Advisory Board of consumers and health professionals.

Engagement Resources

Project Information

Kay Dickersin, MA, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Key Dates

28 months


Project Status
State State The state where the project originates, or where the primary institution or organization is located. View Glossary
Last updated: March 4, 2022