Building the Research Community
AHRQ offers many resources to enable and encourage a growing primary care research community.
The Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care serves as a national resource and a coordinating center for people committed to delivering comprehensive, whole-person healthcare. Behavioral Health integration is the care that results from a practice team of primary care and behavioral health clinicians, working together with patients and families, using a systematic and cost-effective approach to provide patient-centered care for a defined population. A special section of the Academy's Web page is dedicated to collaboration.
Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs) are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based healthcare questions and translate research findings into practice. Typically, PBRNs draw on the experience and insight of practicing clinicians to identify and frame research questions whose answers an improve the practice of primary care. By linking these questions with rigorous research methods, the PBRN can produce research findings that are immediately relevant to the clinician and, in theory, more easily assimilated into everyday practice. You can join the PBRN listserv here. For questions or to learn more, visit the PBRN website.
Share Your Publications
Don't forget to let AHRQ know about your publications of AHRQ-funded research. Email email@example.com.
Your Ideas Here!
Have an idea to promote communication in the primary care research community? Please submit your idea to the National Center at NCEPCR@ahrq.hhs.gov.