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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Patient-Provider Communication to Reduce Mental Health Disparities
Principal Investigator:

Johanne Eliacin

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2018 - February 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $183,150
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Reviews of disparities in the VA healthcare system showed that significant racial and ethnic healthcare disparities persist across all sections in the VA, which affect health care costs, quality of care, patient satisfaction, and the health of Veterans. Patient-provider communication has been identified as a significant contributor to health and mental healthcare disparities. Specifically, lower level of participation in shared decision-making (SDM) among racial and ethnic minority patients and...

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