Location(s): United States


The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) strives to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. 
Community-Engaged Network for All (CENA) initiative is designed to pilot several new methods for facilitating heightened collaboration between research participants and researchers. In this network, GA is collaborating with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); University of California, Davis (UCD); Private Access; and ten DAOs that were selected by GA from nearly 100 applicants.

CENA will test recruitment of patients from academic medical centers into participant-led models. Additionally, through collaboration with the UCSF-based Health eHeart PPRN, the initiative will assess recruitment of patients who have cardiovascular disease as well as the condition represented by one of the DAOs.