Patient and Clinician Engagement (PaCE) Program

PaCE (Patient and Clinician Engagement) is a committee to develop a robust community of patients and primary care providers with knowledge and understanding of the unique features of patient-centered outcomes research related to primary care.

Too often, community partners in health research consist of health professionals and organizational leaders. PaCE aims to identify partners who are the “non-usual suspects” – people who are not necessarily medical or public health professionals, who are not aligned with a particular professional or personal research policy agenda, and whose local influence is defined within the context of the community versus job titles or credentials.



What is PaCE?

The objectives of PaCE are:

1.     Hold PaCE Preconferences to provide training for patient and primary care provider dyads on these topics:

  • Primary care
  • Primary care research
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
  • PCORI merit review
  • Pipeline-to-proposal development and application writing

2.     Support local PaCE symposia conducted by PaCE Precon dyads

3.     Produce PaCE webinars on essential elements of primary care and patient-centered outcomes research

4.     Dyad evaluation of primary care research findings at NAPCRG meetings (Patients’ Choice Awards)

5.     Support PaCE dyads who will submit a PCORI proposal

6.     Identify, train, and support PaCE dyads to become PCORI grant reviewer

For questions or to express interest in participating in any PaCE activities, contact

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