The overarching aim of the project is to build the capacity of researchers and patient/community stakeholders to conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) to address health disparities of Pacific Islander communities. The project will build upon three years of work, which has documented local disparities and prioritized issues. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is now well positioned to build the capacity of both patient/community stakeholders and researchers to engage in meaningful PCOR.
To build this capacity, the project will achieve the following objectives:
- Build researcher and patient/community stakeholder capacity to engage in partnered PCOR by providing training opportunities predicated on our needs/gap analysis.
- Facilitate the development of teams to conduct PCOR through collaborative, paired mentorship.
- Document outcomes and lessons learned using a mixed-method evaluation.
- Disseminate findings locally and nationally.
The projected output from this project is increased collaborative PCOR activities among patients and researchers through mentoring program and training sessions.
Project collaborators include the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese and patient/community stakeholders.
Project Resource: CERT Interview Summaries