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PCORI needs your help: launching ad hoc workgroups on March 1 -seek input from the healthcare community
February 27, 2013
Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) needs your help as we launch a series of ad
hoc workgroups on March 1 to seek input from the healthcare community on
refining our initial set of targeted research topics for funding.
workgroups, made up of researchers, patients, and other stakeholders, will meet
one time each in March and April. They will provide input to our staff
and Board of Governors on the critical research questions that should be
answered within each of the five topics, which are:
proceedings will be open to the public via webinar/teleconference. We welcome
your comments and suggested research questions via email (targetedPFAworkgroup@pcori.org) and Twitter (@PCORI). We also welcome comments, suggestions, and
input from interested individuals for up to two weeks before and
after each meeting through our website. You'll find a full list of workgroup
meetings and information on how submit input and register for their associated
webinars on our site's events page.
Our Board approved the
development of five targeted funding announcements at its November 2012 meeting.
Three topics were identified at that time and two more were identified in
January. This accelerated approach to the
development of targeted funding announcements will jump-start our long-term
strategy to generate and prioritize specific research topics, starting with
questions solicited directly from patients and stakeholders.
We hope you take the
opportunity to participate in one of our workgroup meetings. Your input is
critical to our mission to help people make informed health care decisions, and
improve health outcomes.