Patient Engagement: Enhancing Culturally Appropriate Research (ECAR)

Background and Purpose:

In 2017, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) was approved for a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support reducing health disparities by ensuring culturally appropriate research that effectively engages diverse populations. Tools and recommendations from the project are forthcoming.


  • Alan Richmond, MSW, Executive Director of CCPH
  • Nancy Shore, PhD  MSW, MPH, Senior Consultant at CCPH and Professor at University of New England’s School of Social Work

About our Partners:


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.