|Innovation & improvement in public health via community engagement & research.||Population Health Research Program|
This past June, more than 100 community health and primary care professionals attended the forum, which had a two-fold purpose: to introduce participants to the myriad funding opportunities for Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care offered through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and to promote non-traditional collaborations between academic and research-ready community partners interested in developing proposals together around this timely and important topic. The idea for this forum came out of PHRP's Community Advisory Board, who served as proud hosts of the event.
The keynote speaker was Ayodola Anise, MHS, Program Officer, Addressing Disparities Program-PCORI. She was followed by a panel that featured two Boston-based PCORI-funded projects focused on innovation in behavioral health and primary care. Next, in a facilitated workgroup session, participants connected 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 concluded with a cocktail networking reception.
Event agenda and materials:
Ayodola Anise, MHS
Program Officer, Addressing Disparities Program
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Panel - Integration in Action: Lessons Learned from Teams of PCORI Grantees