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

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

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. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality-improvement activities and promote an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans. Sign up to join the PBRN listserv by emailing the National Center at

PCOR CDS Learning Network

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (PCOR CDS LN) is the online home for researchers, clinicians, professional societies, and others to come together to discuss transforming PCOR findings into clinical decision support.

Share Your Publications

Don't forget to let AHRQ know about your publications of AHRQ-funded research. Email

Your Ideas Here!

Have an idea to promote communication in the primary care research community? Please submit your idea to the National Center at

Page last reviewed May 2019
Page originally created August 2017
Internet Citation: Building the Research Community. Content last reviewed May 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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