Dr. Barb King and Dr. Diane Farsetta | Grant Award

Dr. Barb King, PhD, RN, APRN-BC, FAAN and Dr. Diane Farsetta, PhD, Co-Project Leads, were awarded a two-year contract for the project Engaging Older Adults as Advisors to Improve Health Research and Address Disparities. The project is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Eugene Washington Engagement Award: Capacity Building program. The primary project aim is to form an urban Board of Older Adult Advisors (BOAA) and a rural BOAA to provide stakeholder feedback on research in aging, rural health, and health disparities. Specifically, the BOAAs will engage with research designed to improve healthcare for older adults by increasing their involvement in health decisions and making care more responsive to their needs and priorities. The project team includes Drs. King and Farsetta from the Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) and Kat Phelps from the Wisconsin Network for Research Support (WINRS). Community partners include NewBridge Madison, Lussier Community Education Center, Iowa County Veterans Office, and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin.