To improve health and reduce healthcare disparities, The Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement will facilitate the development of a collaborative comprising academic, health system, and community partners to address local health priorities through a platform of research and demonstration projects that can be translated into lasting policies and practices. Through this effort, patients, families, community members, healthcare providers, and researchers will give their voices to the establishment of a five-year roadmap for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). We will work together in four educational workshops, four PCOR working sessions, and two countywide colloquia to establish this roadmap. Given limited resources for improving patient and family health, efforts to address priorities that are relevant to whole populations of patients and families could have optimum impact.
The projected outputs from this project are the creation and dissemination of a ‘Durham PCOR Roadmap’ that outlines several core priorities for PCOR in Durham; identification of PCOR priorities directly relevant to patients, families, community members, and other stakeholders in Durham; fostering relationships between PCOR researchers and stakeholders to ignite new PCOR studies; and creation of a forum for education and discussion of patient and community experiences related to PCOR through workshops and symposium.
Project collaborators include the health department; local health care providers; local university partners; community representatives; the faith community; patient participants; and communications specialist.
Project Resource: Town Hall Agenda
Project Resource: Health Outcomes that Matter Roadmap