PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). It is designed to make it faster, easier, and less costly to conduct clinical research than is now possible by harnessing the power of large amounts of health data and patient partnerships. In the process, it is transforming the culture of clinical research from one directed by researchers to one driven by the needs of patients and those who care for them.
Mental health disorders can impact anyone, but unfortunately, too often minority communities struggle even more. The LGBTQ community is almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition, such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. Racial and ethnic minorities are also at higher risk, and studies have revealed these communities … Continue reading Mental Health in Sexual, Gender, and Racial Minorities: A Q&A with Bowen Chung
In the winter months, when freezing temperatures overtake Chicago, people without homes cradle themselves in makeshift tents to shelter from Chicago’s infamous frigid wind. They are young and old, educated and uneducated, men, women, and children. And they are not alone—in fact, on an average night in 2017, nearly 7,000 people could be found on … Continue reading PCORnet Partner Network Launches Creative Strategy to Reduce Homelessness in Chicago
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors recently approved more than $20 million for studies that will use PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, to test ways to improve care for people with arthritis, blood pressure, depression and inflammatory bowel disease. PCORnet is PCORI’s initiative to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct … Continue reading PCORI Board Approves Research to Promote Partnerships Between PCORnet and Other Organizations