It often takes years for new evidence from clinical research to influence health care. Many times, these findings never reach patients and families who could benefit from the information.
Disseminating and promoting the uptake of research findings is part of PCORI’s legal mandate to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policymakers make better-informed health decisions. PCORI’s release of new evidence begins with translating all research findings into understandable summaries with the help of the Translation Center. Our efforts continue with programs and activities to promote the awareness of findings from PCORI-funded research and to facilitate the uptake of research findings in practice settings.
Helps prepare clear, comprehensible summaries of all PCORI research findings. We post these summaries—one for the general public and one for healthcare professionals—on our website within 90 days from when the research results are final.
Our Communication and Dissemination Research priority area funds research studies comparing approaches to communicating and disseminating patient-centered outcomes research findings. The program represents one of our five national priorities for funding comparative clinical effectiveness research.
Dissemination and Implementation Framework and Toolkit
Posted: August 9, 2016; Updated: March 20, 2019