Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN)

An AHRQ Initiative

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.

Overview

Primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) involve practicing clinicians in asking and answering clinical and organizational questions about primary health care. Recognizing the importance of this work, its ability to improve the health of all Americans, and the potential of these networks to engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice, AHRQ has developed its PBRN initiative.

For More Information

For more information about AHRQ's Primary Care PBRN initiative, contact:

Rebecca A. Roper, MS, MPH
Director, Practice-Based Research Network Initiative
Project Officer, Health IT-enabled Quality Measures
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Phone: (301) 427-1535
Email: Rebecca.Roper@ahrq.hhs.gov

Page last reviewed July 2013
Internet Citation: Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN): An AHRQ Initiative. July 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/initiatives/pbrn/index.html