Alabama Practice Based Research Network

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
APBRN
City: 
Birmingham
State: 
Alabama
Zip: 
35205
Main Phone: 
205-934-9376
Network Director: 
T. Michael Harrington
Network Member: 
Jean Marie White
Network Member Role: 
Program Coordinator
Geographic Coverage: 
State-wide
Clinics Location: 
Alabama
Founded: 
1999
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Family Medicine Network (at least 75% are Family Medicine Clinicians)
Mission Statement: 
The Alabama Practice Based Research Network (APBRN) is a consortium of community-based primary care physicians who aim to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes by integrating research into their daily practices. Our mission is to bring physicians and researchers from a variety of disciplines together as collaborative teams, and provide logistical support for community-based projects.
Current or Past Research Interests: 
Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disease (muscle, bone, joint conditions)
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Chronic pain
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Coordination of care for complex patients
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Immunizations
Medication management
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Population health
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse)
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
98
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
98
Approximate Number of Patients: 
220000