Advancing Health in South Texas Engagement Series
Funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
In 2015, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. was awarded an engagement grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC, to host a two-year Advancing Health in South Texas Engagement Series.
The series aims to develop:
- A framework to guide patient participation resulting in increased levels of trust between patients and academic and public health systems to better address the most pressing patient concerns; and
- An actionable engagement strategy between patients, community organizations, managed care organizations, public health systems, policy makers, academic institutions, and university systems to ensure authentic patient engagement in the future dissemination of research findings and evaluation.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries will assemble patients and stakeholders across a 20-county area in South Texas to develop a coordinated regional approach for patient-centered research and evaluation among university systems, academic institutions, managed care organizations, and public health systems. Methodist Healthcare Ministries will convene these stakeholders for a series of meeting to create planning tools, identify a common research agenda, and design the necessary infrastructure needed for relevant and meaningful patient informed research dissemination strategies for the next decade.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries believes the quality of care is greatly improved when patients are well-informed to become their own health care advocates.