Pediatric Practice Research Group

Registered: 
June 14, 2013
Acronym: 
PPRG
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Zip: 
60611
Main Phone: 
312-227-7032
Network Director: 
Adolfo Ariza
Helen Binns
Network Member: 
Pat McGuire
Geographic Coverage: 
Regional
Clinics Location: 
Illinois
Indiana
Founded: 
1984
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Pediatric Network (at least 75% are pediatricians or specialize in child health)
Mission Statement: 

The Pediatric Practice Research Group is dedicated to understanding and promoting optimal child health and function through practice-based research in the primary care setting. We value excellence and innovation in research through a network-based approach; gathering and sharing information from diverse practices in the Chicago area. Our goal is to utilize this cooperative research effort in order to improve and refine child health care through determining best practices, delivering ongoing clinical education to providers, and evaluating the outcomes of our efforts.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Behavioral health
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Children's health issues
Chronic pain
Developmental delays, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Immunizations
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Other health or disease related interests
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Current or Past Research Interests Comments: 
Children's health issues: mental health, obesity, hypertension, nutrition, sports injuries, tobacco; Other: lead, alternative/complimentary medicine, functional abdominal pain
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
380
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
67
Approximate Number of Patients: 
500000