Stakeholder Engagement: 90% Preparation, 10% Perspiration

Descriptions and Objectives: 

The 17-year evidence to practice gap, in conjunction with the need to enhance quality of care and mitigate health disparities, challenges researchers to reimagine research by embedding stakeholders in the research process. The evidence base on methods, principles, and frameworks for stakeholder engagement is growing rapidly. This presentation will summarize emerging evidence on who stakeholders are and how to carry out meaningful stakeholder engagement throughout the research process (e.g., from design to dissemination) that considers collaborators’ varied backgrounds, priorities, and previous experiences with research. We will also introduce a series of tools and resources available to research teams and provide case studies from funded research as examples of stakeholder engagement practices grounded in the Patient-centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Engagement Principles, (e.g., partnerships, transparency, honesty, and trust).

Course objectives:

  1. Learners will be able to describe the changing landscape of stakeholder engagement methodology and applications

  2. Learners will be able to articulate how to access available resources on stakeholder engagement

  3. Learners will be able to identify stakeholder engagement best practices  embedded in case studies of funded projects

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