Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the CPPRN take place?

The Los Angeles County and New Orleans Centers of Excellence and their partners will work with 5 LAC and 2 NO neighborhoods where they have previously established trust through a decade of collaboration.

How is this project funded? 

CPPRN is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization which was authorized by Congress in 2010. PCORI funds research that addresses the questions and concerns most relevant to patients, by involving patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, along with researchers, throughout the process.  

PCORI created an innovative initiative in 2013 called the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). This initiative was created to enable providers to obtain pressing clinical questions more quickly and efficiently. PCORnet seeks to simultaneously integrate health data for studies and catalyze research partnerships among two types of networks. The CPPRN is a Patient-Powered Research Network (PPRN), which is operated and governed by patient groups and their partners.