Creating an Older Adult Research Advisory Board

In January 2018, the LSRI received a second award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI Engagement Award #7206) to expand and diversify the voice of older adults living with frailty in PCOR/CER by translating Bureau of Sages engagement model to be easily disseminated and implemented into more communities.

The anticipated long-term impact of the Sages in Every Setting project is:

  • The number of engagement bureaus in diverse LTSS settings across the country will increase.
  • Academics will incorporate an expanded/diversified contribution from older adults receiving LTSS into their research.
  • Older adults in other settings will have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to PCOR/CER.
  • Misconceptions that frail older adults are unable to contribute to research will be reduced.

LSRI partners with academic institutions to support the translation of the Bureau of Sages model process.  Academic partners work with providers in creating new research advisory boards. These new advisory boards create their own names, mission, values, and processes for engaging with researchers.