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Minority Mental Health (Fact Sheet)

Members of racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States are less likely to have access to mental health services and less likely to receive needed care than the…
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Asthma Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Find out more about our research on asthma, which affects around 25 million Americans, including approximately 6 million children.
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Rural Health (Fact Sheet)

Forty-six million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, live in rural areas and often have difficulty obtaining needed healthcare services. Remote location, coupled with economic, cultural, educational, and social…
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Become a PCORI Peer Reviewer (Fact Sheet)

We encourage interested patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare stakeholders to sign on to become Peer Reviewers. We want to ensure that research studies funded by PCORI are held…
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Multiple Sclerosis Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, unpredictable disease that damages the central nervous system and can affect nearly any function, but the most common symptoms are overwhelming fatigue, vision problems…
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Obesity Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Obesity ranks behind only tobacco use as a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Associated with a long list of diseases and health issues that impose an…
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Telehealth Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

As digital communication becomes more widespread, telehealth provides an option for people to better access and manage their health care. Our projects aim to answer the considerable questions about how…
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Pragmatic Clinical Studies (Fact Sheet)

Pragmatic clinical studies aim to provide research results that better reflect everyday health care and a wider range of patients. They also seek to produce results that can apply to…
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Medicaid (Fact Sheet)

Medicaid—the state-federal partnership providing health coverage for low-income Americans, and the nation’s largest publicly sponsored health insurer—covers more than 65 million people. PCORI supports more than a dozen projects that…
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Cancer Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

There are more than 100 kinds of cancer, each with a distinct pathology and a unique blend of hereditary and environmental triggers. Many care options are available to people hoping…
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Cardiovascular Disease Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Heart disease remains one of the leading causes of death in the nation, even with many efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiovascular conditions. When heart disease and stroke are…
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Mental Health Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

From the stigma of mental illness to the lack of evidence-based treatments, patients and families face significant barriers to accessing quality mental health care. The need to improve our approach…
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Rare Disease Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Rare diseases are often chronically debilitating and sometimes life threatening. They each affect fewer than 200,000 people nationwide. Rare diseases may seem like a small corner of health care, but…
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Opioid Use Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Opioid addiction in America has reached epidemic proportions, largely because of an explosion in prescriptions for opioid medications for pain. We urgently need alternative pain treatments and a better understanding…
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Veterans Health (Fact Sheet)

An estimated 20 million veterans live in the United States. These individuals can face challenging and complex conditions and health issues long after they’ve completed their service; for example, 82…
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Pain Care and Opioids Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Determining how to best treat pain is challenging for patients and clinicians. The alarming increase in opioid use and potentially fatal misuse has focused national attention on how to use…
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Shared Decision Making Spotlight (Fact Sheet)

Most people want to be involved in decisions about their health care. But patients, their families, and their clinicians don’t always know the best ways to discuss topics such as…
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Community Health Workers (Fact Sheet)

Find out about the research PCORI funds about community health workers (CHWs), who are frontline public health workers who serve as liaisons between healthcare consumers and providers to promote health…

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