Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs)
PBRNs are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans.
AHRQ invites all interested primary care networks to register with the AHRQ PBRN Resource Center (PBRN RC). The PBRN RC provides resources and assistance to Primary Care PBRNs engaged in clinical and health services research. The PBRN RC provides support to registered PBRNs through various methods including a series of web-based seminars and offering technical assistance in research methodology and PBRN organization and development.Click here to access the PBRN Registry.
PBRN Listserv: Join the Conversation among Practice-Based Research Networks!
Interested in learning about: free, CME-earning National Webinars; research publications; practical guidance for administering or conducting research; funding; and employment opportunities that are relevant to Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), especially around primary care? Join the PBRN Listserv today! PBRN Listserv members receive a bi-weekly digest and other announcements of interest, and are able to reach out directly to the PBRN community by posting to the PBRN Listserv (PBRNLIST@list.ahrq.gov). To join, simply send an e-mail to the AHRQ PBRN Resource Center (PBRN@abtassoc.com) with the Subject “Please add me to the PBRN Listserv.”
Upcoming AHRQ PBRN-Sponsored Webinar!
Harnessing Health Information Technology to Assist Individuals and Teams: Practical Insights from the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, PBRN issue, April-June 2014
April 29, 2014 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM EST
Click here for more information.
AHRQ Announces Two New FOAs Targeting Implementing Evidence in Primary Care
- Evaluation of AHRQ Initiative to Accelerate the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care (R01)
- Note: A technical assistance and information conference call will be held on April 24, 2014. Letters of intent are due May 23, 2014 and applications are due July 3, 2014.
Call for Papers: Share Your Lessons Learned from Community-based Health IT Initiatives
Unprecedented efforts to drive health care improvement and reduce costs using health IT are underway at the national, state, and community level. Given the complexity of these efforts and the rapid pace of development and change, those involved are often in a position of breaking new ground. eGEMs is pleased to announce a call for papers for an additional special issue that will capture important insights and lessons from these efforts so that others can learn from their experiences. This special issue is sponsored by AcademyHealth’s Beacon Evidence and Innovation Network, with support from the Commonwealth Fund.
Deadline: April 18, 2014