TRIP: Translating Research Into Practice
Translating Research into Practice is a 5-year NIH funded grant to improve the delivery of quality breast cancer care among vulnerable patients through a coordinated care delivery model.
TRIP’s three-part intervention includes:
a local Patient Navigation Network
Shared regional registry
Screening and referrals for social determinants of health
The ultimate goal is to eliminate city-wide racial disparities in breast cancer care and outcomes, and to serve as a model nationally for other health problems.
TRIP includes leadership from Massachusetts' four Clinical and Translational Science Institutes, involves six major treating hospitals in Boston and a variety of community partners, including the Boston Breast Cancer Equity Coalition.