Research and Education for Academic Achievement Network

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
REACH Network
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Zip: 
60611
Main Phone: 
(312) 503-2276
Network Director: 
Erik Orelind
Network Member: 
Susan LeBailly
Network Member Role: 
Director, Practice-Based Research Program
Geographic Coverage: 
Local or City-wide
Clinics Location: 
Illinois
Founded: 
2006
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Internal Medicine Network (at least 75% are General Internal Medicine Clinicians)
Mission Statement: 

To establish a durable, mutually beneficial partnership between the Feinberg School of Medicine and its affiliated community physicians through an organized infrastructure that fosters translational research, practice-based research, quality improvement, continuing medical education, and academic growth and development of community-based physicians.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Immunizations
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Current or Past Research Interests Comments: 
Women's health issues: Calcium and Vitamin D knowledge and behaviors
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
160
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
15
Approximate Number of Patients: 
160000