|Innovation & improvement in public health via community engagement & research.||Population Health Research Program|
June 25, 2015
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Rotunda Room
Harvard Medical School
This forum will educate the broader community about Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research (CCER), with a particular focus on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Participants will learn about opportunities for patient and community involvement, funding, and strategies to support communicating about CCER and PCORI, with an emphasis on behavioral health integration in primary care in a range of settings.
The event will feature a keynote speech by Ayodola Anise, MHS, Program Officer, Addressing Disparities Program-PCORI, followed by a panel of two PCORI-funded projects, with special focus on innovation in behavioral health and primary care. Next, in a facilitated workgroup session, participants will connect to community and academic partners interested in developing projects around specific topics within behavioral health integration in primary care, including adverse childhood experiences, chronic disease and comorbidities, domestic violence, substance abuse, and suicide. The event will conclude with a cocktail networking reception.
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Sponsored by the Harvard Catalyst Population Health Research Program and hosted by its Community Advisory Board.
The Population Health Research Program (PHRP), formerly the Community Health Innovation and Research Program, applies Harvard's strong measurement and research translation infrastructure and expertise to the improvement of population health and the reduction of health disparities in Massachusetts. Through the Department of Public Health and other state agencies, the Commonwealth commits many millions of its own dollars and millions of federal dollars – to policies and programs it funds, monitors, and regulates that have enormous impact on population health and health disparities. However, the state lacks the resources and capacity for evaluating these programs. By assisting state agencies in developing coordinated, systemic, and evidence-based policies and programs, applying science to their implementation, evaluating them, and adding to research and evaluation capacity in state government, PHRP in partnership with Harvard Catalyst's other programs add significant and sustainable value to the community's principal health improvement effort.
The strong institutional partnership between the Commonwealth, arguably the nation's foremost innovator in health and payment reform, and Harvard Catalyst as a leader in health research application and translation, enables both to integrate clinical and public health strategies and measure their effects on health outcomes and costs. This partnership also optimizes the interface between state government, operating at scale, and community-based institutions and organizations whose engagement in health improvement is critical.
The Population Health Research Program's Community Advisory Board plays a critical role in representing community perspectives to guide program activity.