Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services

Registered: 
June 25, 2013
Acronym: 
ACCHS
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Zip: 
60654
Main Phone: 
312-274-0068
Network Director: 
Pankaja Desai
Network Member: 
Fikirte Wagaw
Network Member Role: 
Senior Research Administrator
Geographic Coverage: 
National
Clinics Location: 
Arizona
California
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
New York
North Carolina
Texas
Founded: 
1997
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Mixed Network (a combination of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, nursing and/or other specialties)
Mission Statement: 

The mission of the Alliance PBRN is to leverage our technical and administrative infrastructure to cultivate a community-driven research agenda that is informed by, and benefits the diverse communities we serve.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Behavioral health
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Care transitions
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Coordination of care for complex patients
Depression and other mental health disorders
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Immunizations
Infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, STDs
Medication management
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Other health or disease related interests
Population health
Pregnancy and childbirth including preterm birth
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse)
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Women's health issues
Current or Past Research Interests Comments: 
Cancer: colorectal; Women's health issues: post-partum depression; Other: social determinants, impact of health care reform
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
650
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
200
Approximate Number of Patients: 
800000