PCORI Requesting Research Proposals on Uncontrolled Asthma

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Thursday Aug 1, 2013 05:00 pm EDT
United States

The PCORI has announced plans to invest up to $17 million in patient-centered outcomes research projects evaluating treatment options for uncontrolled asthma in African-American and Hispanic/Latino populations. This newly released PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA)seeks proposals to evaluate comprehensive and coordinated approaches to reducing poor health and other complications related to uncontrolled asthma in specific minority populations disproportionately affected by this condition. The goal is to fund comparative effectiveness research to identify optimal strategies for leveraging the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines to improve asthma outcomes for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos.

The PCORI is particularly interested in studies that assess methods to improve both provider and patient adherence to the NAEPP's evidence-based guidelines, coupled with interventions tailored to the needs of specific individuals and populations. As the guidelines require a multidimensional approach to patient care, we welcome proposed studies that incorporate interventions at the community, home, and health system levels and assess combinations of patient-education tools, home-environment interventions, asthma medications, and team-based approaches.  

In addition, in accordance with their patient-centered mission, the PCORI is looking for proposals that will examine outcomes that matter most to patients and their families, such as missed days of school or work, visits to emergency departments, limitations on individuals' activities, patients' and families' ability to manage symptoms themselves outside of medical facilities, and their overall quality of life.

Those interested in this funding announcement must submit letters of intent (LOIs) by Thursday, Aug.  1, and applications by Wednesday, Sept. 18. Application guidelines and templates will be available on Monday, July 1, in PCORI's Funding Center. We will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, July 9, for interested applicants.


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