On April 19, 2022, the Innovation and Value Initiative responded to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s request for public comments on its proposed strategic framework for a patient-centered outcomes research trust fund. IVI commended AHRQ for its commitment to patient-centered outcomes research and for its focus on issues of equity and behavioral health. We had three primary recommendations:

  • Use AHRQ’s unique position as a trainer of healthcare researchers and disseminator of new evidence to augment the work of PCORI and other HHS agencies.
  • Establish minimum inclusion standards for people with lived experience, especially people from under-represented communities, in research studies.
  • Support training programs that foster and help both researchers and patients to collaborate and co-design research studies.

Read IVI’s full comments and suggested references here.