CCORD and Allina Researchers Receive Innovation Award
CCORD and Allina Hospitals and Clinics researchers received a HealthPartners Innovation in Health Care Award in 2011. This award recognizes cutting-edge approaches aimed at improving health, patient experience, and controlling the cost of care.
The team received the award for their research into effectively using lay persons to support chronic disease care through a randomized controlled trial of lay care guides in Allina primary care clinics.
CCORD researchers, led by Principal Investigator Jon Christianson, are evaluating the randomized trial of care guides using mixed methods including qualitative inquiry and quantitative analysis of economic and health outcomes.
Team members include (from left to right): Suhna Lee (CCORD), Tammy Winden (Allina), Jon Christianson (CCORD), Allison Shipley (Allina), Richard Adair (Allina), Kim Radel (Allina), Doug Wholey (CCORD), and Katie White (CCORD).
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