Practice Based Research Networks
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.
The goals of the PBRN are to:
- create a network of primary care clinics across the state to promote and facilitate research that matters in daily clinical practice and that is community-informed and
- create an interface for implementation scientists and experts to support key projects and RCTs, including rapid response trials, for recruitment into primary care clinical trials.
This work is done with a community-based participatory approach to building research capacity by building relationships, creating trust and buy-in, building research capacity in physicians and staff, encouraging participation in projects as well as providing opportunities to opt-in to participate in research projects.
By embedding research into daily primary care practice, the PBRN opens opportunities for participation in all aspects of research to diverse and often under-served populations.
The Family Medicine and Community Health is partnering with important organizations on various PBRNs:
- Center for Learning Health System Sciences (CLHSS) and M Health Fairview on the Primacy Care Service Line
Samantha Alch, MPH
Kristin Boman, MPH
Annette Anderson, MHA
Elise Binsfeld, MD
Ross Chambers, MD
Sara Loritz Cox, MD, MPH
PBRN Requests (click here)
Use the link above if you are interested in partnering with the Primary Care Service Line to expand your recruitment or initiate a PBRN project.
Check out the PBRN team's recent poster!
The following poster was presented at the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) recent conference.