PCORI Dissemination and Implementation Funding Initiatives
PCORI’s Dissemination and Implementation Program currently offers three funding opportunities to support projects that actively facilitate the uptake and integration of evidence from PCORI-funded studies, in the context of related evidence, into real-world practice. Funded implementation projects have budgets between $500,000 and $2.5 million in total costs and project periods up to 3 years.
Examples of PCORI-Funded Implementation Projects
Helping clinicians identify and report possible abuse in children through an emergency department child abuse alert system. Learn more ➤
Limited Competition: Implementation of PCORI-funded PCOR Results PFA; Awarded December 2017
Using decision aids to help patients with severe obesity decide whether to have bariatric surgery and, if so, which option is best for them. Learn more ➤
Implementation of Effective SDM Approaches in Practice Settings PFA; Awarded March 2019
Implementing a tested outpatient antibiotic stewardship program in multiple health systems to improve prescribing for children. Learn more ➤
Implementation of Findings from PCORI's Major Research Investments PFA; Awarded November 2019
PCORI Implementation Funding Opportunities
This opportunity promotes work to integrate effective shared decision making approaches in healthcare settings, to help patients and their clinicians make choices that are best for them.
- Letters of Intent Due: February 1, 2022 by 5pm (ET)
- Applications Due: April 12, 2022 by 5pm (ET)
This opportunity provides a broad applicant pool the opportunity to propose strategies to put evidence from specific, high-priority PCORI initiatives into practice.
- Letters of Intent Due: February 1, 2022 by 5pm (ET)
- Applications Due: April 12, 2022 by 5pm (ET)
If you have previously submitted a Letter of Intent or application to a prior Implementation funding opportunity, you can check the status here.
Recently Awarded PCORI-Funded Implementation Projects
Cycle 2 2020 Implementation Projects
Implementing Advance Care Planning for Dialysis Patients
Studies have shown that patients on dialysis have high, and often unwanted, intensity of care at end of life (EOL). This implementation project will lay the groundwork for broad uptake of Shared Decision Making - Renal Supportive Care (SDM-RSC), a program led by social workers that facilitates EOL planning discussions between dialysis patients and their care teams to ensure patients’ preferences for EOL care are considered. The project team will work with the three largest dialysis organizations in the US to integrate the program into standard practice at 50 dialysis centers across the country.
Principal Investigator: Dale Lupu
Implementing Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Using a Coproduction Learning Collaborative
Mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery with radiation are equally effective treatment options for early-stage breast cancer but have distinct tradeoffs. This implementation project will use a learning collaborative approach to support the integration of early-stage breast cancer surgery Option Grid conversation aids, shown in a PCORI-funded study to improve shared decision making, into the clinical workflow at 33 sites with diverse patient populations and broad geographic reach.
Dual Principal Investigators: Glyn Elwyn & Julie Margenthaler
Implementation of a Self-Care Plan for Patients with Acute Heart Failure Discharged from the ED
About 200,000 Americans who visit the Emergency Department (ED) annually for Acute Heart Failure (AHF) are discharged directly to their homes. This implementation project will work with four high-volume EDs in two states to incorporate GUIDED-HF, a self-care coaching program tested in a PCORI-funded study that incorporates components of the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines-Heart Failure program, into standard practice for discharging patients with AHF home from the ED. The project team will train self-care coaches and ED staff to prepare tailored discharge plans with patients, help patients schedule follow-up visits with a provider, and conduct virtual/home visits and follow-up phone calls.
Dual Principal Investigators: Sean Collins and Deonni Stolldorf
Implementation of Health-E You/Salud iTu to Promote Adolescent-Centered Contraceptive Care
A majority of adolescent pregnancies are unplanned due to inconsistent or non-use of effective contraceptive methods. This implementation project will integrate Health-E You/Salud iTu, a PCORI-tested interactive mobile app found to improve uptake of effective contraceptive methods, into standard practice at 27 school-based health centers (SBHCs) with different workflows and serving adolescents from diverse backgrounds, reaching more than 16,000 adolescent girls in 10 states and Washington, DC.
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Tebb
Cycle 2 2020 Dissemination Project
Current Evidence on Liver Transplant versus Medical Management in Urea Cycle Disorders: Opening a Dialogue with Patients, Caregivers, and Providers
Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are ultra-rare health disorders in which the body cannot get rid of ammonia, potentially leading to brain damage, disability, or death. Dissemination of findings from a PCORI-funded study that compared medical management to liver transplantation for children with UCDs will help families and their clinicians weigh the risks and benefits of these treatment options. This dissemination project will develop educational videos and partner with key stakeholder organizations to promote and distribute the videos to families, UCD providers, and general pediatricians.
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Ah Mew
Cycle 1 2020 Implementation Project
Implementation of Effective Home Oxygen Weaning Strategies in Premature Infants
Many premature infants require home oxygen therapy after they’re discharged home from the hospital. This implementation project will work with 12 medical systems across the country to put in place a Recorded Home Oximetry (RHO) program, tested in a PCORI-funded comparative effectiveness study, that improves management of home oxygen therapy. The program allows parents and their doctors to safely reduce the number of days newborns need to stay on oxygen therapy at home. This project will demonstrate two approaches for hospitals to adopt the RHO program, train 800 providers, and reach 600 families of premature infants per year.
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Rhein
Cycle 3 2019 Implementation Project
Implementing Best-Practice, Patient-Centered Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention in Trauma Centers
This project builds on a successful PCORI-funded comparative effectiveness research study and follow-up implementation project by scaling up delivery of a point-of-care patient education program found to improve patients’ use of blood clot prevention medication in two types of hospitals. This award will incorporate the program into standard practice at 10 trauma centers across the country to protect vulnerable trauma patients at high risk for dangerous blood clots.
Principal Investigator: Elliott Haut
All PCORI-Funded Implementation Projects
- Nicholas Ah Mew, MD: Current Evidence on Liver Transplant versus Medical Management in Urea Cycle Disorders: Opening a Dialogue with Patients, Caregivers, and Providers
- Heather J. Baer, ScD: Implementation of an Online Weight Management Program in Clinical and Community Settings
- Sean P. Collins, MD, MSc: Implementation of a Self-Care Plan for Patients with Acute Heart Failure Discharged from the Emergency Department
- Glyn Elwyn, MD, PhD, MSc: Implementing Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Using a Coproduction Learning Collaborative
- Lisa Lowenstein, PhD, MPH: Implementing an Intervention to Address Concerns of Older Patients with Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy and Their Caregivers
- Dale Lupu, PhD, MPH: Implementing Advance Care Planning for Dialysis Patients
- Kathleen Tebb, PhD: Implementation of Health-E You/Salud iTu to Promote Adolescent-Centered Contraceptive Care
- Lawrence Rhein, MD, MPH: Implementation of Effective Home Oxygen Weaning Strategies in Premature Infants
- Laura G. Anthony, PhD: Innovative Implementation of a Robust Executive Function Intervention Delivered in Schools
- Elliott Haut, MD, PhD: Implementing Best-Practice, Patient-Centered Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention in Trauma Centers
- Benzi M. Kluger, MD, MS: Implementing Team-based Outpatient Palliative Care in Parkinson Foundation Centers of Excellence
- Karen R. Sepucha, PhD: Learning Collaborative to Improve the Quality of Elective Orthopedic Surgery Decisions
- David Arterburn, MD, MPH: Shared Decision Making for Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Severe Obesity
- O. Kenrik Duru, MD, MS: Using Personalized Risk/Benefit Profiles in SDM for Diabetes Prevention
- Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD: Broad Implementation of Outpatient Stewardship (BIOS) Study
- Shreya Kangovi, MD, MS: Implementation of the IMPaCT Community Health Worker Intervention
- Flory Nkoy, MD, MS, MPH: Effective Dissemination Approach for a Successful Asthma Self-Management Support Intervention
- Sherrie H. Kaplan, PhD, MPH: Using the Child Health Ratings Inventories (CHRIS) to Improve Diabetes Care for Children
- Sairam Parthasarathy, MD: Implementing Peer-Driven Care to Patients with Sleep Apnea
- Shari L. Wade, PhD: Widespread Implementation of a Patient-Centered Online Therapy for Adolescent Traumatic Brain Injury
- Robert J. Volk, PhD: Implementing Patient Decision Support for Lung Cancer Screening through Tobacco Quitlines
- Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, PhD, MA: Dissemination and Implementation of a Patient-Centered Decision Aid for Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement
- Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH: Rethink the Strip: Stopping Glucose Monitoring for Non-Insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes
- Glyn Elwyn, MD, PhD, FRCGP, MSc, MB BCh: Using a Decision Aid to Help Patients Make Decisions about Fibroid Treatment
- Carol Greco, PhD: Implementing Contextual Factors Assessment in Clinical Settings
- Bradley Kramer, MPA/James Stout, MD, MPH: Disseminating Community Health Worker Training from the Guidelines to Practice (G2P) Project
- Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH: Helping Children's Hospitals Use a Program to Improve Communication with Families
- Daniel D. Matlock, MD, MPH: Hospitals Use Shared Decision Making with Patients Considering LVAD Treatment
- Christopher Saigal, MD, MPH: Improving Shared Decision Making for Men with Prostate Cancer That Has Not Spread
- Jasvinder Singh, MD, MPH: Increasing Use of a Decision Aid about Immune-Blocking Medicines for People with Lupus
- Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD: Giving Hospitals Feedback to Reduce Radiation in CT Scans
- Hazel Tapp, PhD: A Shared Decision Making Intervention for Patients with Asthma in the Emergency Room
- Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH: Helping Healthcare Clinics and Families Take Steps to Reduce Childhood Obesity
- Rachel Berger, AB, MD, MPH : Expanding the Use of a Child Abuse Alert System to Improve Detection and Reporting
- E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA: Dissemination and Implementation of Virtual Care Visits for Parkinson's Disease
- Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH: Using a New Survey to Learn About Women’s Experiences with Hospital Care for Childbirth
- Erik P. Hess, MD, MS: Implementing a Shared Decision Making Intervention for Chest Pain in the ER
- David Kent, MD, MS: Improving Diabetes Prevention Based on Predicted Benefits of Treatment
- Lee Lindquist, MBA, MD, MPH: Leveraging Patient Partner/Stakeholder Engagement to Implement PCOR -- PlanYourLifespan.org
- James M. Schuster, MD, MBA : Supporting Behavioral Health Home Approaches to Improve Health and Wellness
Applicant FAQs on D&I Program Funding Initiatives
- Limited Competition: Implementation of PCORI-Funded PCOR Results PFA
- Implementation of Effective Shared Decision Making Approaches in Practice Settings PFA
- Implementation of Findings from PCORI’s Major Research Investments PFA