Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) National Health Priorities


On behalf of the National Health Council (NHC), I am pleased to offer the following comments on the proposed national priorities for health. We appreciate our long partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the opportunity to provide input into shaping these priorities. 

Created by and for patient organizations 100 years ago, the NHC brings diverse organizations together to forge consensus and drive patient-centered health policy. We promote increased access to affordable, high-value, sustainable health care. Made up of more than 140 national health- related organizations and businesses, the NHC’s core membership includes the nation’s leading patient organizations. Other members include health-related associations and nonprofit organizations including the provider, research, and family caregiver communities; and businesses representing biopharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, generic drug, and payer organizations. 

The five areas of focus that PCORI has identified are: 

  • Increase Evidence for Existing Interventions and Emerging Innovations in Health 
  • Enhance Infrastructure to Accelerate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 
  • Advance the Science of Dissemination, Implementation, and Health Communication 
  • Achieve Health Equity 
  • Accelerate Progress Toward an Integrated Learning Health System 

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