Picture of a woman smiling 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.”  



Special Announcement: 2014 AHRQ PBRN Registration Released

The 2014 PBRN Registration Update has been released! This annual registration helps AHRQ understand the activities and areas of interest in the PBRN community, which enables AHRQ to better support the PBRNs. The 2014 Registration Form has been streamlined to be more concise and, for networks that registered last year, is pre-populated with answers previously provided. An e-mail invitation with a link to the registration has been sent to your PBRN from: PBRNprogram@ahrq.hhs.gov. If your PBRN has not yet received the registration link, or if you have any questions regarding the 2014 PBRN Registration Update, please contact Tana Brown at the PBRN Resource Center (PBRN@abtassoc.com). Please complete this registration by Friday, July 18, 2014.


PBRN Playlist on AHRQ Primary Care YouTube Channel

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New AHRQ FOA: Disseminating and Implementing Evidence from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice Using Mobile Health Technology (R21) 

Letters of Intent Due: June 20, 2014

Applications Due: August 4, 2014, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization











Last Modified: July 2014