Engaging Veterans and Military Service Members to Optimize Pragmatic Clinical Trials of Nonpharmacological Approaches for Pain Management

Adam Anicich, MBA, Lily Katsovich, MS, MBA, and Robert D Kerns, PhD

Pain Med. 2022 Jul; 23(7): 1201–1204.
Published online 2022 Feb 10. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnac020

Since 2010, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has challenged healthcare researchers to address and “integrate the interests, needs, and perspectives of the communities they serve into the research lifecycle while delivering a value-add to those same communities.” To that end, the Patient Resource Group (PRG) was established as an advisory council to inform research within the Pain Management Collaboratory (PMC) Co-Director discuss the benefits of integrating community input in the approach modeled by the PRG.