PCORI Board approves $3.8 million to support implementation of findings from PCORI-funded research

Projects focus on obesity and diabetes prevention interventions
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $3.8 million to fund two projects designed to use shared decision making to disseminate and implement PCORI research findings and to simultaneously study ways of building shared decision making into clinical care. The Board also approved nominations for a new Chair and Co-Chair for PCORI’s Advisory Panel on Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science.
The newly approved shared decision-making awards, funded through PCORI’s Dissemination and Implementation initiative, are:
$2.1 million for a Kaiser Permanente initiative to implement the use of a decision aid for use by primary care physicians and surgeons as well as their patients who are managing their obesity and who are eligible for and considering weight-loss surgery. The project would expand the use of the decision aid in two large health systems in Washington and Pennsylvania.
$1.7 million for a UCLA project to implement a shared decision making approach for diabetes prevention within two health systems, UCLA Health and Intermountain Health. The project will focus on patients with obesity and higher blood sugars who are diagnosed with prediabetes.
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