Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-based Resources to Manage Obesity

Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN)

ORPRN was established in 2002 with the mission to improve the health of rural populations in Oregon through conducting and promoting health research in partnership with the communities and practitioners we serve. In 2010, network membership included 161 clinicians and 49 primary care practices located in 37 rural communities throughout the State of Oregon.

ORPRN is directed by a steering committee of 9 rural Oregon primary care clinicians. The network has its main headquarters at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon with five regional offices staffed by Practice Enhancement and Research Coordinators (PERCs) that are distributed across the State. Go to Figure 1.

ORPRN research focuses on chronic disease prevention, practice transformation, and health services research in primary care and community settings. ORPRN also engages in community-based participatory research (CBPR) with our rural clinic and community partners to address the social determinants of health. Find additional information about ORPRN and our research at

Figure 1: ORPRN Regions, Primary Care Clinic Members, and Intervention Communities

This map of Oregon shows ORPRN’s member clinics: In Astoria County, one clinic each is in Astoria, Scappose, Maupin, and Newberg; and two clinics each are in Hood River and The Dalles. In Oregon Pacific County there is one clinic each in Wheeler, Pacific City, Florence, Reedsport, Coos Bay and Cottage Grove; and two each in Lincoln City. In Clement Communities, there is one in Prinesville and two in Madras. In Cascades East, one clinic each is in Grants Path, Christmas Valley, Chiloquin, Lakeview and Burns, and two clinics each are in Sisters and Klamath Falls.  In North East Oregon County there is one clinic each in Boardman, Heppner, Condon, Fossil, La Grande, Pendleton, Elgin, Enterprise, and Halfway; and  two clinics each in John Day, Hemiston, and Baker City. OPBRN offices are indicated in Portland Prineville, Lincoln City, and La Grande.

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Page last reviewed May 2014
Page originally created May 2014
Internet Citation: Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN). Content last reviewed May 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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