COPE is a community-based outreach project being carried out in Navajo Nation. We have obtained 3 years of funding from PCORI to carry out observational mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research to evaluate the impact of this programmatic intervention. The aims of the research are to determine whether COPE improves clinical outcomes and cost of health care utilization. We also aim to identify factors at the patient, community health worker and facility level that are associated with successful outcomes.
Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and following established policies and procedures, oversees all of PCORI research activities described in the protocol. The Research Assistant will be responsible for the following activities: organizing and coordinating all PCORI research activities, working with the Data Manager, Program Manager, and diverse stakeholders to ensure transparency, ethical conduct, and timely execution of research activities; coordinating data collection with the Data Manager, RPMS specialist, and Information Technology (IT) staff at local Indian Health Facilities; recruiting, coordinating and analyzing qualitative interviews with patients; collecting and organizing study data; scheduling patients for study visits; maintaining and updating data generated by the study; ensuring timely approval and reporting to all funding and ethical oversight committees; and supporting the Program Manager to ensure communication of study progress and findings with local and external stakeholders.
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