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Foundation Receives PCORI Funding to Convene Elders and Substance Misuse Coalition

Thursday, September 7, 2017  
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The Home Care Aide Foundation has been approved for a $24,981 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on substance misuse among home care clients. The Foundation will use the funds provided through PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards program to build a partnership of individuals and groups who share a desire to advance patient-centered outcomes research focused on substance misuse among elders living in the community. Pipeline to Proposal Awards enable individuals and groups that are not typically involved in clinical research to develop the means to develop community-led funding proposals focused on patient centered comparative effectiveness research (CER). Established by the non-profit PCORI, the program funds help individuals or groups build community partnerships, develop research capacity, and hone a comparative effectiveness research question that could become the basis of a research funding proposal to submit to PCORI or other health research funders.

Over the next year, the Foundation, in collaboration with many non-profit, state and academic partners, will engage in a process of evaluating the application of interventions for use by home health aides working with individuals with substance misuse issues. The goal of our work is to provide home health aides, who are a critical resource to elders living in the community, with the skills to better support older adults with substance misuse challenges. To find out more about our project, visit the website here:

“The Pipeline to Proposal Awards program is a manifestation of PCORI’s commitment to the meaningful involvement of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders in all our research endeavors,” said Jean Slutsky, PA, MSPH, PCORI's Chief Engagement and Dissemination Officer. “It provides support to those who may not otherwise have an opportunity to contribute to the field of comparative effectiveness research. We’re pleased to follow the awardees’ progress as they develop partnerships and begin to form research questions.”

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

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