Patient and Clinician Engagement (PaCE) Program
PaCE (Patient and Clinician Engagement) is part of a NAPCRG project funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) under the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program. The purpose of PaCE is 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.
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 Jessica Sand, firstname.lastname@example.org