The PEARLS Program was developed by researchers at the University of Washington (UW) and various UW organizations remain actively involved with PEARLS.
Innovation Learning is a training and dissemination program of CoMotion at the University of Washington. Innovation Learning has the responsibility for training interested practitioners in the PEARLS Program model. PEARLS trainers were involved in the original research studies and are experienced in using the PEARLS Program in real-world settings. Faculty and staff at Innovation Learning have experience designing and conducting practical, skills-based workshops about evidence-based interventions for adult learners.
Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC)
Health Promotion Research Center is part of the UW School of Public Health, conducting community-based research that promotes the health and well-being of middle-aged and older adults. As a Center for Disease Control Prevention Research Center, HPRC researchers and staff conducted the research projects studying the effectiveness of the PEARLS Program - in older adults and in adults with epilepsy. HPRC staff and faculty continue to be involved in PEARLS dissemination and implementation: developing and testing a program fidelity measure, exploring the use of PEARLS with interpreters, and providing consultation to agencies implementing the PEARLS Program.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
The Centers for Disease Control provided the funding for the PEARLS research projects. Additionally, the CDC continues to support efforts to disseminate the PEARLS Program.