Project Summary

Inherent in the Planned Parenthood mission is a respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about his or her health — a principle that is also central to the patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) framework. As a leading national reproductive health care organization, Planned Parenthood Federation of America will convene stakeholders for a two-day PCOR & Reproductive Health Summit to translate the principles of PCOR into patient-centered reproductive health research priorities and build capacity for increased patient engagement in research. The project will result in a report synthesizing the summit proceedings, early lessons on patient engagement in reproductive health research, and patient-centered research priorities, which will be widely disseminated. Research that elevates patient outcomes is essential to improving reproductive health, and the PCOR & Reproductive Health Summit is a pivotal step toward that end.

The projected outputs from this project are a PCOR & Reproductive Health Summit to translate PCOR into patient-centered reproductive health research priorities and build capacity for increased patient engagement in research; and a report synthesizing summit proceedings, early lessons on patient engagement in reproductive health research, and patient-centered reproductive health research priorities (disseminated electronically and through a stakeholder webinar).

Project collaborators include professional facilitator; reproductive health researchers; and patient and consumer stakeholders. 

Engagement Resources

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Project Resource: PCOR & Reproductive Health Summit Report
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) was awarded a Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to host a PCOR & Reproductive Health Summit in 2015 and disseminate results. The purpose of this report is to describe our work to accomplish the project objectives, including introducing key PCOR concepts as they relate to reproductive health; demonstrating areas where more PCOR is needed; highlighting emerging practices in PCOR and reproductive health; and identifying potential next steps. Click here to view the report

Project Resource: Reproductive Health Research Topics from Patients, Consumers, and Clinicians
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) was awarded a Eugene Washington Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to host a PCOR & Reproductive Health Summit in 2015 and disseminate results. In the course of this project, we collected research questions and topics from reproductive health researchers, relevant topics from the PCORI Topic Database, Planned Parenthood clinicians and researchers, and patients and consumers. We hope the complete list of 2,462 potential research questions and topics is useful to inform future research, clinical practice, and dissemination efforts. Please click for the searchable topic list.

Project Resource: PCOR Reproductive Health Summit Day 1 Presentations

Project Resource: PCOR Reproductive Health Summit Day 2 Presentations

Project Resource: PCOR Reproductive Health Summit Lunch Panel Presentations

Project Resource: PCOR & Reproductive Health Topic Briefs
PCORI’s methodology for Generation and Prioritization of Topics encourages the use of topic briefs as a tool for considering a topic’s fit for PCOR and CER.  For the purposes of our project, we adapted the PCORI topic brief template by adding two sections to highlight any existing research on patient or provider preferences (“What does the literature tell us about patient preferences?” and “What does the literature tell us about provider preferences?”); a section to ensure that we were applying what is known about disparities to our consideration of each topic (“Considerations for disparities”); and a section to help guide thinking about priorities and likelihood of implementation (“Evidence of importance to various stakeholder groups?”). 

Sample topic briefs developed for this project on "Emergency Contraception Options" and "Telemedicine for Reproductive Health" are included here.

Project Information

Julia Kohn, PhD, MPA
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
$49,000

Key Dates

12 months
2015

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Last updated: January 14, 2020