Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network

Registered: 
May 06, 2013
Acronym: 
ORPRN
City: 
Portland
State: 
Oregon
Zip: 
97239
Main Phone: 
503-494-0361
Network Director: 
Lyle Fagnan
Network Member: 
LeAnn Michaels
Network Member Role: 
Network Manager
Geographic Coverage: 
State-wide
Clinics Location: 
Oregon
Founded: 
2002
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 ORPRN is to improve the health of rural Oregonians by promoting knowledge transfer between communities and clinicians.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disease (muscle, bone, joint conditions)
Behavioral health
Cancer
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)
Functional limitations and physical disabilities
Health literacy
Immunizations
Medication management
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Population health
Pregnancy and childbirth including preterm birth
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse)
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Current or Past Research Interests Comments: 
Cancer: screening and prevention; Children's health issues: immunizations, obesity, medical home for children; Women's health issues: Mammography screening access to low income populations, nutrition improvement to women of childbearing age, cancer screening availability for women for a physical disability; Other health or diesease related interests: Access to care-dental services, drug sampling policies, medication errors and adverse drug events, patient-centered primary care home, practice transformation, rural health delivery systems, tobacco use and smoking cessation, quality of care metrics, patient self-management support, pulmonary disease/asthma, shared decision-making, health information technology and workflow, chronic kidney disease, academic detailing, community participatory research
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
186
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
50
Approximate Number of Patients: 
240000