Thursday, February 28, 2019

February Research Thursdays Summary

key words:  research literacy, funding and grants, sharing related research in the field, research in integrative health

The February Research Roundup

Review of the "Research and Metrics Thursdays" theme from the public Facebook Page and newsletter

At the Hospital-practice Handbook Project, we encourage practitioners to cultivate mentor-relationships and practice research literacy.

  • Resource: The PCORI ambassador program supports the forward movement of patient-centered care metrics.  Did you know they have an Ambassador program you can connect to?  According to their website:  
    • "PCORI Ambassadors represent the entire healthcare stakeholder community and the program is open to anyone interested in advancing patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR).  Get connected to PCORI Ambassadors and learn more about them."  
  • Do you know where your nearest Teaching Kitchen or Community Health Kitchen is located?  Learn more about this resource and the research being presented at past Teaching Kitchen conferences, the Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives annual conference. 
  • The 2018 National Academy of Medicine (NAM) "Non-Pharm Pain" Conference recordings are available.  These are a recommended lunchtime listen and there is more information on the Lunchtime Listen page.  Or you can go directly to the YouTube playlist. 
  • The U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) call for research papers on acupuncture for low back pain and on the training and education of acupuncturists ended February 14th, 2019.  See the related blogpost for more information on it.  Several national and international organizations submitted white papers to CMS and will be publishing their white papers on their websites by spring, including the American Society of Acupuncturists and the Acupuncture Now Foundation.  I will add those links, when they are available, to the CMS blogpost.  The CMS call reference the AHRQ paper published in summer 2018.  The link to this paper is also in the CMS blogpost.
  • Latest update in the FDA Roadmap Series by the National Health Council published late February 2019.  See this post for the link to the video.  (audiovisual presentation on patient-centered metrics)
  • The Massage Therapy Foundation is hosting a free webinar series on the basics of research on select days in 2019.
  • The winter issue of Meridians: Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is out.  If you have membership with your state professional acupuncture organization, you have free access to the full electronic edition.  Or you can buy access to a specific issue or a subscription through their website.  Send me a message through The Hospital Handbook Project website contact page or write in the comments below your favorite article of this issue or another issue!
  • NCCIH and the National Cancer Institute hosted a workshop on "translating the fundamental science of acupuncture into clinical practice" earlier this month (February 2019).  

Funding Announcements

Recommended Study to Read this Month 

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