PCORI Grant Awarded

Miners’ Colfax Medical Center Approved for a $50,000.00 Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

July 27, 2016 – Miners’ Colfax Medical Center (MCMC) has been approved for a $50,000.00 award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on Development of Comparative Effectiveness of Research for Screening Chronic Diseases in Miners.

MCMC 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 chronic diseases affecting miners.

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 three tiers of awards that 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.

MCMC in collaboration with University of New Mexico has been working on community centered research over the past two years. This research will enable us to address health concerns that are relevant to miners and the mining communities, ultimately reducing morbidity and mortality of mining related diseases and improving the quality of life and medical outcomes of miners.

This will benefit our miners that we serve by creating new services and assisting them to maintain not only their pulmonary health but also other health concerns they may have in the community.

“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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