There is lack of capacity to engage in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) within community behavioral health organizations serving the nation’s Latino population. Organizations often lack capacity to accommodate this research, and proposals often lack patient voice and priorities. In addition, interventions have lacked sustainability. As a result, research partnerships have not been effective or have provided short-term help to patients but no viable strategy to sustain interventions or the infrastructure needed within the organization. The goal of this project is to facilitate engagement in PCOR by behavioral health organizations serving Latino populations. This will be done by convening a stakeholder workgroup to design a PCOR Toolkit for organizations to use to promote efficient and sustainable PCOR involvement. Through this effort, more organizations serving the Latino community will be able to participate in research and sustain its benefits for patients and the provider community.
The projected output from this project is the development and dissemination of a PCOR toolkit for practical guidance to facilitate sustainable research for the Latino community.
Project collaborators include multi-stakeholder workgroup participants; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research.
Project Resource: Standards of Engagement