New York City Research & Improvement Networking Group

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
NYC RING
City: 
Bronx
State: 
New York
Zip: 
10461
Main Phone: 
718-430-2023
Network Director: 
Diane McKee
Network Member: 
Claudia Lechuga
Network Member Role: 
Program Coordinator
Geographic Coverage: 
Local or City-wide
Clinics Location: 
New York
Founded: 
2003
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Mixed Network (a combination of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, nursing and/or other specialties)
Mission Statement: 

To define and strengthen the knowledge base and improve the practice of urban primary care by: 1. Identifying and addressing research and quality improvement questions important to primary care providers, patients, families, and their communities 2. Defining and pursuing a research agenda focused on the specific health, disease, and health services issues of urban underserved patients and communities, and 3. Providing a research resource for undergraduate and graduate medical education in primary and community health.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disease (muscle, bone, joint conditions)
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Care transitions
Children's health issues
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
Depression and other mental health disorders
Developmental delays, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Immunizations
Infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, STDs
Medication management
Men's health issues
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Population health
Pregnancy and childbirth including preterm birth
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Women's health issues
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
800
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
38
Approximate Number of Patients: 
500000