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Developing Infrastructure for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research at Denver Health
The funding source of the Center for Health Systems Research, this project combines research training for current physician staff with electronic data structure development and pilot projects in outcomes research. Its long term goal is to expand outcomes research capacity in a safety net healthcare system. AHRQ R24 HS022143-01

An Intervention to Increase Engagement with Hypertension Care for American Indian Patients
The goal of this project is to evaluate an intervention in American Indians that has shown promise in improving self-care behavior in another minority patient group. The intervention relies on a psychological process known as values-affirmation, and involves a specific writing exercise administered immediately before a clinic visit. It is presumed to have its effects through reducing the effects of stereotype threat, under which the behavior of minority individuals is altered by concerns their behavior will be judged according to stereotypes. AHA 15SFDRN24180024

Improving Symptoms and Quality of Life in Advanced Chronic Heart Failure
The major goal of this project is to conduct a randomized clinical trial to evaluate a palliative symptom management and psychosocial care intervention to improve quality of life in patients with heart failure. NIH/NINR R01 NR013422

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