The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) has an active research area, working to enhance partnerships with other academic departments and institutions and speed the uptake of innovations into practice.
Our research is organized into the following areas:
- Health disparities. Developing solutions to eliminate health inequities and remove barriers to care.
- Healthcare delivery. Evaluating delivery models for care, service, and education in U of M family medicine residencies and other primary care settings.
- Population health. Improving clinical and community population health (e.g., women's health, sports medicine, healthy eating across the lifespan).
Part of the Family Physicians Inquiries Network
The department is a member of the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), a grassroots effort to make evidence-based family medicine and clinical scholarship more accessible to family physicians in clinical practice.
Practice Based Research Networks (PBRN) are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans. Click here to learn more.
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We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.