Southern Primary-care Urban Research Network

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
SPUR-Net
City: 
Houston
State: 
Texas
Zip: 
77098
Network Director: 
Anthony Brown
Geographic Coverage: 
Local or City-wide
Clinics Location: 
Texas
Founded: 
2000
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Family Medicine Network (at least 75% are Family Medicine Clinicians)
Mission Statement: 

To improve the quality and safety of health care in primary care settings. Clinician-members of SPUR-Net’s constituent organizations engage in research projects that seek to identify and solve problems commonly encountered in their practices. SPUR-Net provides the research infrastructure and methodological expertise needed to complete the projects. The projects are designed to maximize the gathering of data, to minimize additional paperwork, and to avoid disruption of patient services in the clinics. Through its various research projects, SPUR-Net strives to enhance the professional and academic vitality of primary care practices.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Care transitions
Chronic pain
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Health literacy
Immunizations
Medication management
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse)
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
300
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
32
Approximate Number of Patients: 
900000