Health Care Listening Session Planned at Governors State University for March 17
Contact: Zion Banks
Governors State University
(University Park, IL)—A national healthcare research network is hosting a March 17 community listening session at Governors State University (GSU) as part of an effort to seek input on what healthcare issues need to be studied to improve health outcomes in underserved communities.
The Chicago Area Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) is hosting the free event as part of the “Elevating the Patient Voice in Research Project” from 5-7:30 pm in Engbretson Hall.
GSU adjunct faculty and project consultant Earnest Davis said the team needs to hear the priorities of and from the community it seeks to serve.
“The majority of health research is designed by the researcher without the input or representative participation of diverse patients and caregivers,’’ he said. “The ‘Elevating the Patient Voice in Research Project' is changing that. These input sessions, intended to create community-informed health research topics, are critical to prioritizing patient/consumer input in health research.”
Free food will be provided, and each participant will have an opportunity to enter a raffle for a chance to win one of three $100 Amazon gift cards.
CAPriCORN is one of nine clinical research networks (CRNs) in the United States, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
CAPriCORN is committed to including the patient voice in all aspects of its work by ensuring that results from its clinical research meet the needs of patients and healthcare decision makers.