PaTH to partnership in stakeholder-engaged research: A framework for stakeholder engagement in the PaTH to Health Diabetes study

Jennifer M. Poger, Hsin Chieh Yeh, Cindy L. Bryce, Jennifer K. Carroll, Lan Kong, Erica B. Francis, Jennifer L. Kraschnewski

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Abstract

Engaging a diverse stakeholder group, including patients, clinicians, policy makers, and leadership from national professional organizations as partners in research supports the pursuit of patient-centered outcomes. Utilizing the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Engagement Principles and applying adult learning theories to training opportunities can enhance stakeholder-investigator collaborations. Regularly scheduled study meetings with stakeholders can help streamline communication, offer a platform for stakeholder voices to be shared, and increase study productivity. Ongoing engagement evaluations provide an important opportunity to assess engagement activities and improve processes moving forward. Benefits of a robust patient partner and stakeholder body extend beyond the study's objectives and translate into the creation of larger networks where resources are shared and patient-centeredness is enhanced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100361
JournalHealthcare
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Community engagement
  • Diabetes
  • Patient partners
  • Patient-centered research
  • Stakeholder-engaged research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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