Engaging patients and stakeholders in research is essential to improving health outcomes and eliminating health conditions that affect specific populations. There are few opportunities where underrepresented patients, stakeholders, and professionals (i.e. researchers, clinicians, and administrators) can build capacity for patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). To fill this need, the proposed PCOR track of The Annual Conference for Community Engaged Healthcare Improvement aims to promote effective strategies to implement, evaluate, and sustain innovations that improve health in underserved populations.
Project collaborators include Patient Safety Foundation and South Texas Area Health Education Center.
Project outputs: 1) Enhance capacity in conference attendees to conduct patient/stakeholder engaged healthcare improvement research and evaluation of patient centered outcomes; 2) Facilitate research collaborations and partnerships between professionals, patients and stakeholders; and 3) Promote the utilization of research findings related to healthcare quality and patient centered outcomes.