WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 26, 2017 - A team of patient and stakeholder partners and investigators from 20 Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRNs) that comprise PCORnet will take part in a $4 million research project, Healthy Mind Healthy You, to determine the optimal type and frequency of mindfulness-based treatment for managing stress. This project will be under the leadership of MoodNetwork, an online network for patients with bipolar disorder and depression. MoodNetwork, based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), is one of 20 PCORI-funded Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRNs) participating in this study, which will also demonstrate the capabilities of PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
An ambitious initiative funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI),
PCORnet is accelerating the nation’s ability to conduct patient-centered clinical research more
efficiently by using health information shared by patients and other clinical data. PPRNs, which are
collaborations among patients, other stakeholders, and research partners who share an interest in
advancing patient-centered research, comprise 20 of the 33 networks that together make up