Launching  the  Eugene  
Washington  PCORI  Engagement  
Awards  Program  
Providing  wrap-­‐around  support  for  PCORI  ...
Welcome
Anne C. Beal, MD, MPH
Deputy Executive Director
Chief Officer for Engagement
2PCORI Engagement Awards Program Laun...
Webinar Moderators/Co-Presenters
Orlando Gonzales, MPA
Chief of Staff for Engagement
Alicia Thomas, MHS
Special Advisor fo...
Agenda
1. Welcome and Introduction
PCORI organizational background/overview
Role of engagement in enhancing research
Overv...
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
An independent non-profit funder of clinical
comparative effectiveness resear...
Role of Engagement in Research
Including patients and other healthcare
stakeholders (e.g., caregivers, clinicians/provider...
so patients, caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers,
researchers, and other stakeholders have CER i...
Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement
Awards Program
of Governors.
Support the more active integration of patient,
stakeholde...
Opportunity Overview
$15.5 million total budget for
FY2014
Focus on training and
development in 2014
Pilots are in develop...
PCORI Engagement Awards Program
Details
PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 10
Knowledge Awards
Purpose:
To build knowledge around how consumers of healthcare information
receive and make use of PCOR/C...
Knowledge Awards Pilot Project:
National Academy for State Health Policy
Awardee: National Academy for State Health Policy...
Training and Development
Awards
Purpose:
To -
others from the patient and stakeholder community to increase their
capacity...
Tier 1
Up to $15,000
Up to 9 month term
Tier 2
Up to $25,000
Up to 12 month
term
Tier 3
Up to $50,000
Up to 12 month
term
...
Dissemination and Implementation
Awards
Purpose:
To strengthen the groundwork for disseminating and implementing the
findi...
Who Can Apply?
Applications may be submitted by:
Any private and or public sector organization, including:
Non-profit orga...
What We Do Not Fund
PCORI does not accept applications for:
Any individual, including support for:
Scholarships, fellowshi...
How to Apply
Step 1: Register online at the PCORI Engagement Awards Online
Application System (pcori.force.com/engagement/...
PCORI Engagement Awards Application
Review Criteria
Criterion   Description   Weight  
Program Fit  
How well does the app...
PCORI Engagement Awards Review
Timeline
   Submission Deadline   Review and Decision   
Letter of Inquiry
(LOI)  
Rolling ...
Questions and Answers
PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 21
Submit your questions by email to
ea@pcori.org or through ...
Thank you!
Please provide your feedback on this webinar:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1539624/Webinar-Evaluation-
PCORI-E...
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Launching the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program

  1. 1. Launching  the  Eugene   Washington  PCORI  Engagement   Awards  Program   Providing  wrap-­‐around  support  for  PCORI  science  and  research   endeavors   February  13,  2014  
  2. 2. Welcome Anne C. Beal, MD, MPH Deputy Executive Director Chief Officer for Engagement 2PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch
  3. 3. Webinar Moderators/Co-Presenters Orlando Gonzales, MPA Chief of Staff for Engagement Alicia Thomas, MHS Special Advisor for Engagement 3PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch
  4. 4. Agenda 1. Welcome and Introduction PCORI organizational background/overview Role of engagement in enhancing research Overview of the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program 2. Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program Details Description of three award areas Eligibility criteria Application and selection process 3. Question and Answer Session PCORI will answer questions received by email and through the live webinar 4. Adjournment PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 4
  5. 5. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute An independent non-profit funder of clinical comparative effectiveness research. Authorized by Congress as part of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). 5
  6. 6. Role of Engagement in Research Including patients and other healthcare stakeholders (e.g., caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers, and researchers) throughout the research process helps ensure that research is: Focused on real-world questions that matter to patients and other clinical care decision makers. Transparent, so that results can be trusted. Shared in ways that results are meaningful and useful. PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 6
  7. 7. so patients, caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers, researchers, and other stakeholders have CER information they can use to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes and to speed implementation of our findings Our Engagement Goals PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 77 to successfully establish an infrastructure for patients, caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers, researchers, and other stakeholders to increase comparative effectiveness research (CER) information and engage them in research, dissemination and evaluation to influence research and establish trust and legitimacy for successful uptake of research findings
  8. 8. Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program of Governors. Support the more active integration of patient, stakeholder (e.g., caregivers, clinicians/providers, industry, payers/purchasers), and research communities in the research process. Build provide - the awards. Organized into three areas of funding opportunities: Knowledge Awards, Training and Development Awards, and Dissemination and Implementation Awards. Open for business starting today, Thursday, February 13, 2014. Apply online! Dr. Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 8
  9. 9. Opportunity Overview $15.5 million total budget for FY2014 Focus on training and development in 2014 Pilots are in development for each award category Each award is for up to $250,000 and for a term for up to 2 years Dissemination Awards $2 million Training and Development Awards $8 million Knowledge Awards $5 million PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 9 FY2014 Budget
  10. 10. PCORI Engagement Awards Program Details PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 10
  11. 11. Knowledge Awards Purpose: To build knowledge around how consumers of healthcare information receive and make use of PCOR/CER findings. Sample Topics: Understand how patients and caregivers access healthcare information to make decisions, and where they get their information. Determine what research findings would be most valuable to our key priority populations and stakeholder groups. Understand the overall demand for and attitudes toward PCOR/CER. Goal: Develop PCOR community Budget: $5 million PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 11
  12. 12. Knowledge Awards Pilot Project: National Academy for State Health Policy Awardee: National Academy for State Health Policy A non-profit and non-partisan organization, NASHP provides a forum for constructive work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health issues Project title: PCOR/CER Roadmap for State Policymakers Goal Engage leaders of key state policymaker constituencies (e.g. state legislators, Medicaid directors, state employee health benefits administrators) in discussions of PCOR/CER Provide state policymakers a guide to understanding and use of PCOR/CER Uncover gaps in knowledge and PCOR/CER needs from state policymakers Status: in progress Start date: August 15, 2013 End date: May 14, 2014 (with three month PCORI option to extend) Award amount: $291,272 EDIC Biweekly Conference Call, January 21, 2014 12
  13. 13. Training and Development Awards Purpose: To - others from the patient and stakeholder community to increase their capacity for engaging in PCOR/CER. Sample Topics: Build readiness and capacity for individuals and organizations that are new to research so that they are able to engage as partners and consumers of PCOR/CER. Identify learning objectives and competencies for PCOR/CER to build into curricula to educate clinicians, researchers, patients, and other stakeholders across the education continuum. Goal: Engage the community in research Budget: $8 million PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 13
  14. 14. Tier 1 Up to $15,000 Up to 9 month term Tier 2 Up to $25,000 Up to 12 month term Tier 3 Up to $50,000 Up to 12 month term PCORI Funding Announcement Researchers who unsuccessfully submitted a PFA and need to improve proposal Training and Development Awards Pilot Projects: Pipeline to Proposal Awards 14 Or submissions to other PCOR/CER Funders Tier I Pre-Engagement/Community Projects Purpose of Funding - Building of the community and capacity necessary to later develop a patient-centered comparative effectiveness research(CER) project addressing the issue of interest to the awardee. Tier II Partnership and Infrastructure Development Projects Purpose of Funding - Maturation of research partnerships with the goal of receiving PCORI or other CER project funding. The funds are to be used to strengthen the partnerships and further develop the infrastructure and governance structures laid out during Tier I and to lay groundwork for the ultimate drafting of a patient-centered CER proposal. Tier III - Proposal Development Projects Purpose of Funding - Proposal development, targeting advanced potential research awardee partners to draft a strong patient engagement plan and a rigorous science proposal. EDIC Biweekly Conference Call, January 21, 2014
  15. 15. Dissemination and Implementation Awards Purpose: To strengthen the groundwork for disseminating and implementing the findings of PCORI-funded research projects in practice. Sample Topics: Cultivate and analyze existing evidence on promising practices in dissemination and implementation infrastructure for patient, caregiver, and other stakeholder communities. Develop dissemination collaborations (e.g., multi-stakeholder learning networks), to share knowledge on common topics of interest for uptake in health services quality/improvement and clinician networks. Goal: Promote dissemination and implementation Budget: $2 million PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 15
  16. 16. Who Can Apply? Applications may be submitted by: Any private and or public sector organization, including: Non-profit organizations For-profit organizations Any private and or public research organization, including: Universities or colleges, hospitals or healthcare systems, laboratories or manufacturers, and units of local, state, and federal governments All US applicant organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and must have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Foreign organizations may apply. But the application should clearly demonstrate the benefits to US healthcare system, US residents, and US patient-centered outcomes research. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 16
  17. 17. What We Do Not Fund PCORI does not accept applications for: Any individual, including support for: Scholarships, fellowships, dissertations, theses, or other academic preparation costs Participation in conferences and other meetings Domestic or international travel costs for research projects or other program/study participation Alternative funding for PCOR/CER-focused studies. PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 17
  18. 18. How to Apply Step 1: Register online at the PCORI Engagement Awards Online Application System (pcori.force.com/engagement/login). Step 2: Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Await notice denying or inviting applicants to submit a full application. Step 3: Complete the full application through the online system, following (Please note that the PCORI Engagement Awards program utilizes a different online system than the PCORI Research program.) PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 18
  19. 19. PCORI Engagement Awards Application Review Criteria Criterion   Description   Weight   Program Fit   How well does the application demonstrate program fit or how well does the   25%   Project Plan and Timeline   concerns that the applicant has not provided a reasonable amount of time or should consider lessening the amount of time dedicated to some of the activities in the project plan?   20%   Qualifications of the Project Lead   Do the qualifications of the project lead align with the scope of the project?   20%   Personnel and Collaborators   Are there adequate and qualified personnel to conduct the project? Are collaborations meaningful and appropriate based on aligning the expertise and scope of work of each member of the team and the collaborators involved? Is there adequate amount of human resources involved? Are there any concerns about the ability the collaborators to work together?   15%   Past Performance   Has the applicant demonstrated sufficient past performance for related projects?   10%   Budget/Cost Proposal   cost designations?   10%   Total:     100%   PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 19
  20. 20. PCORI Engagement Awards Review Timeline   Submission Deadline   Review and Decision   Letter of Inquiry (LOI)   Rolling   Within 45 days of submission   Full Application   Within 60 days of receiving invitation to submit full proposal   Within 45 days of submission   PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 20
  21. 21. Questions and Answers PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 21 Submit your questions by email to ea@pcori.org or through the webinar chat window on the right side of your screen.
  22. 22. Thank you! Please provide your feedback on this webinar: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1539624/Webinar-Evaluation- PCORI-Engagement-Awards Learn more about the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards online: www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/eugene-washington- pcori-engagement-awards/ Contact PCORI with questions about the awards program: ea@pcori.org PCORI Engagement Awards Program Launch 22

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