Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

This project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC, was authorized by Congress in 2010.

PCORI’s mandate is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. Specifically, we fund comparative clinical effectiveness research, or CER, as well as support work that will improve the methods used to conduct such studies.

The vision of PCORI:  Patients and the public have information they can use to make decisions that reflect their desired health outcomes.

PCORI’s missionPCORI helps people make informed healthcare decisions, and improves healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information that comes from research guided by patients, caregivers, and the broader healthcare community.

UT Austin School of Social Work

This project is one of many initiatives taking place at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. The School’s mission is to provide national leadership to promote social and economic justice, alleviate critical social problems, and enhance human well-being.