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Family Voices Awarded Project to Fight Childhood Obesity by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Date:1/8/2014

special health care needs."

According to Family Voices Executive Director Cristine Marchand, "Children with special health care needs comprise 15.5% of all children in the United States – 11.2 million children. We believe true change will come about in health care to these children through educated and empowered families. Our collaboration with PCORI will enable us to demonstrate the changes that occur in families and their communities as families share their wisdom, experiences and support to one another. "

The Family Voices project was selected by review panels made up of patients, stakeholders, and researchers. All projects are approved pending a programmatic and budget review by PCORI staff and negotiation of a formal contract.

PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions. PCORI's expanding portfolio now includes 279 patient-centered studies and initiatives. PCORI has awarded a total of $464.4 million since it began funding patient-centered comparative effectiveness research in 2012. For more information about PCORI, visit http://pcori.org.

Family Voices is a national family-led non-profit organization with 46 State Affiliate Organizations. Family Voices aims to achieve family centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our national grassroots network, we provide families resources and support to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among families and professionals, and serve as a trusted reso
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