LOI Deadline: August 1, 2013
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
The Addressing Disparities Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks to fund comparative effectiveness research (CER) that focuses on reducing adverse outcomes due to poorly controlled asthma in African-American and Hispanic/Latino individuals, populations, and subgroups. More specifically, we seek CER that tests interventions to improve clinician and patient adherence to guidelines produced by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. PCORI’s goal is to fund CER to identify optimal strategies for leveraging the NAEPP evidence-based guidelines to improve asthma outcomes for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos. Studies that assess methods to improve adherence to these evidence based guidelines that are tailored to the needs of specific individuals and populations are of particular interest. Recognizing that the guidelines require a multidimensional approach to patient care, we are interested in studies that incorporate interventions at the community, home, and health system levels and that assess combinations of patient-education tools, home-environment interventions, asthma medications, and team-based approaches.