Focus Group conducted with Partners at Mississippi Primary Health Care Association
We had a great first focus group for our PCORI award, entitled “Engaging Stakeholders to Build Infrastructure for PCOR in the Primary Care Safety Net”, which was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EAIN-3315). The listening session was held at the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association Offices in Jackson. It was a valuable discussion and we heard from stakeholders across the state about issues facing patients, providers, and communities who make up the primary care safety net. Important issues raised included implementation of accessible and user-friendly chronic disease management tools, the importance of implementation of sustainable projects through grant or award funding instead of limited projects, and building and maintaining a pipeline of providers for the primary care safety net.