The Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
BraveNet
City: 
Bronx
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10461
Main Phone: 
718-430-2023
Network Director: 
M. Diane McKee
Network Member: 
Claudia Lechuga
Network Member Role: 
Network Coordinator
Geographic Coverage: 
National
Clinics Location: 
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Founded: 
2007
Network Category: 
Affiliate
Network Type: 
Other
Network Type Other: 

Other: Integrative Medicine

Mission Statement: 

The Bravewell Integrative Medicine Research Network (BraveNet) is a practice-based research network made up of nine of the leading integrative medicine centers around the U.S. It was formed in 2007 and charged with collaborating in projects to increase the knowledge and evidence-based practice of integrative medicine. BraveNet strives to advance integrative medicine by: 1) Collecting and Analyzing data on use, effectiveness, safety, cost, and patient satisfaction; 2) Creating an atmosphere of collaboration that stimulates and supports innovation in integrative medicine; 3) Contributing to the scientific credibility of integrative medicine; 4) Facilitating the dissemination of information that will influence the practice of medicine and creation of healthcare policy; 5) Providing a way to improve care at each practice and clinic; and 6) Providing a way to work collaboratively to develop new methods of care.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Behavioral health
Chronic pain
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
242
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
14
Approximate Number of Patients: 
55336