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"The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." -- Sydney J. Harris

Awards

MNCM extends our congratulations to two key partners receiving recent awards from the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI):

  • HealthPartners Institute received a PCORI research project award for their proposal “Comparing Two Approaches to Care Coordination for High-Cost/High-Need Patients in Primary Care.” This project will study the health of complex patients receiving care coordination performed by a nurse or other clinic staff compared to care coordination in which a licensed social worker is also assisting the patient.
  • The MN Health Action Group received a PCORI engagement award to support Mental Health Guiding Coalition (MHGC) efforts to improve outcomes for patients with depression and anxiety. The grant supports ongoing collaboration through the MHGC, as well as community dialogues and outcomes focused research to gather insights and identify solutions that will address gaps in care and improve outcomes. The work will support the long term objective to increase the statewide rate of depression remission at six months from 8 percent to 50 percent.

MNCM is pleased to be involved with both of these efforts that will expand our understanding and inform future efforts to improve care and outcomes for patients.