Collaboration and Outside-the-Box Thinking to Overcome Training-Related Challenges for Including Patient Stakeholders as Data Collectors in a Patient-Engaged Research Project.
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Including patient stakeholders as active members of the research team is essential to a patient-engaged research design. To hire community-based research staff for a study comparing the effectiveness of diabetes self-management programs for Latinos, we had to provide phlebotomy training which was not allowed under the fiscal guidelines of our funders. By collaborating with partners at the Clinical and Translational Science Center, we were not only able to find a creative solution and provide phlebotomy training to our research staff but the process of creating the training also contributed to improved infrastructure for patient-engaged research at our institution.