AHRQ Awards Eight Institutions to Support Collaborative Centers for Primary Care Practice-Based Research
AHRQ has announced grant awards to eight institutions to support collaborative centers for primary care practice-based research. For over a decade, AHRQ has invested in primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) - groups of ambulatory medical practices devoted principally to the primary care of patients that join to conduct and disseminate research to improve the practice of primary care. While AHRQ has supported PBRNs with as few as 15 primary care practices, each Center created through this program has a minimum of 120 member practices and several have more than 500. Many of the Centers are collaborations between smaller well-established PBRNs. By leveraging common resources, these Centers are expected to improve productivity and to develop the ability to plan and conduct independent research projects more quickly and produce results that are more generalizable than they would as separate PBRNs. Select to read more about the new Centers.