LiveWell Alliance has received a $249,545 funding award through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, an initiative of the Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). These awards are designed to encourage the active integration of patients, care partners , clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as integral members of the research process including: topic selection, study design, conduction of research, and dissemination of results.

The Empowering Partnerships project and the other projects approved for funding by the PCORI Engagement Award Program were selected through a highly competitive review process in which applications were assessed for their ability to meet PCORI’s engagement goals and objectives, as well as program criteria. For more information about PCORI’s funding to support engagement efforts, visit http://www.pcori.org/content/eugene-washington-pcori-engagement-awards/.

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.