Project Summary

The National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF), founded by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), has a mission to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved communities. As the nation continues to implement health reform, there is an urgent need to increase the representation of Hispanic patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers in health services research, particularly utilizing a patient-centered approach. This project aims to facilitate the expansion of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) by

  1. developing a Hispanic patient-centered research agenda,
  2. building the skill and capacity of Hispanic-serving physicians, researchers, and Hispanic patients/consumers to conduct patient-centered research, and
  3. influencing Hispanic-focused health researchers to utilize more patient-centered approaches in their research.

This will involve a PCOR Agenda Session at the NHMA annual conference and a two-day research agenda setting and collaborative planning meeting utilizing the MAPP Framework for collaborative planning. A key project collaborator is the New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for Health Innovation.

Expected project outputs include: development of a multi-stakeholder steering committee to plan project activities; hosting the Hispanic Patient-Centered Research Booth at NHMA’s annual conference; facilitating the Hispanic PCOR Agenda Session at NHMA’s annual conference; gathering of panels of patients, researchers, and clinicians to discuss lessons learned on Hispanic PCOR and PCOR training and assess capacity building needs; networking opportunities to facilitate partnership development and cohesion; and facilitating the Hispanic Research Agenda Setting and Collaborative Planning Meeting and dissemination of a Meeting Summary Report.

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Project Resource: April 2016 Meeting Agenda

Project Resource: June 2016 Meeting Agenda

Project Information

Elena Rios, MD
National Hispanic Health Foundation

Key Dates

12 months


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Last updated: March 4, 2022