Initiatives

Efforts to improve American health care.

Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks II (ACTION II)

ACTION II is a model of field-based research designed to promote innovation in health care delivery by accelerating the diffusion of research into practice. The ACTION II network includes 17 large partnerships and more than 350 collaborating organizations that provide health care to an estimated 50 percent of the U.S. population.

Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™)

The Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™) is an effort to supply policymakers information to help them improve access to, and the quality of, health care for low-income children.

Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN)

PBRNs 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.