The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) announced $24 million in funding opportunities through two new comparative effectiveness research programs. The Improving Healthcare Systems Program will grant up to $16 million for research that focuses on alternate features of health care systems designed to optimize the quality, outcomes, or efficiency of care. The Addressing Disparities Program will grant up to $8 million to organizations to perform studies that evaluate and compare new or enhanced interventions to reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health care. Studies should particularly focus on barriers that disproportionately affect outcomes for specific groups of patients or identify best practices for sharing results or information across patient groups.
Letters of intent (LOIs) for both programs are due by Sept. 5. Only organizations selected by LOI will be eligible to submit a full application. Requests for full applications will be sent by Sept. 19.
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