In 2015, Impactivo received its first funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support a project on reducing complications around pregnancy and childbirth. To date, Impactivo has received more than $85,000 to build and establish partnerships to further develop comparative effectiveness research (CER) into a scientifically rigorous and sound proposal connected to a strong patient engagement plan.
A healthy birth is the cornerstone of a healthy childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Preterm birth makes infants susceptible to developmental delays, breathing problems, cerebral palsy, hearing impairment, and vision problems, among other risks. This makes the prevention of preterm birth and other pregnancy complications of significant importance. Ensuring preconception, prenatal, and postpartum health is therefore fundamental to the development of a healthier society.
Tier I Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) funding
The funding received from the Tier I P2P grant helped:
- Recruit, orient, and build the capacity of patients, researchers, and stakeholders to engage in patient-centered research for improved maternal child health (MCH).
- Develop a virtual collaboration space/online community for patients, researchers, and stakeholders to discuss MCH issues and topics.
- Develop a governance structure for patient-centered outcomes research to be carried out.
Tier II Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) funding
The funding received from the Tier II P2P grant helped:
- Strengthen the Alianza Eliminando Partos Prematuros (our P2P partnership) by maintaining engagement of current members and recruiting new members.
- Improve Alianza’s capabilities through training and development in areas related to maternal and child health topics, patient-centered outcomes research/comparative effectiveness research (CER) methodologies, and partnership skills.
- Facilitate discussions around diverse approaches to reduce complications around preterm births and develop CER questions.
- Communicate and disseminate information on Alianza activities.
Tier III Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) funding
This funding aims to build on Tier I and Tier II efforts to establish partnerships to further develop the comparative effectiveness research (CER) question into a scientifically rigorous and sound proposal adjoined to a strong patient engagement plan. The CER question aims to weigh the comparative benefit of four different kinds of prenatal care:
- Standard prenatal care,
- Standard prenatal care with training in shared decision-making skills,
- Group prenatal care, and
- Community support group prenatal care.