Eastern Carolina Association for Research & Education

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
E-CARE
City: 
Greenville
State: 
North Carolina
Zip: 
27834
Main Phone: 
252-744-2607
Network Director: 
Doyle Cummings
Network Member: 
Paul Bray
Network Member Role: 
Coordinator
Geographic Coverage: 
Regional
Clinics Location: 
North Carolina
Founded: 
2006
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Mixed Network (a combination of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, nursing and/or other specialties)
Mission Statement: 

E-CARE is a network of practicing clinicians in eastern North Carolina that is formed to ask and answer clinical and organizational questions central to primary health care. E-CARE is a Primary Care Practice-based Research Network as defined by AHRQ. E-CARE involves eastern North Carolina community-based clinicians and their staff in activities designed to understand and improve primary care. E-CARE strives to link relevant clinical questions with research methods in community settings to produce valid scientific information. Relevant questions are identified by both community-based clinicians and E-CARE coordinators. E-CARE welcomes the participation of all health service practitioners in eastern North Carolina. E-CARE is sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Behavioral health
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Medication management
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
50
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
26
Approximate Number of Patients: 
150000