2018 Practice-based Research Network (PBRN) Conference

The PBRN Conference welcomed 160 PBRN researchers from the US, Canada, and many other nations to come together to share strategies, methods, and results. The theme for the 2018 conference was "Addressing Health Disparities in PBRN Research." The agenda included includes innovations and research projects on diverse topics of interest to community clinicians, practice facilitators/study coordinators, and network leadership.





Donald E. Nease, Jr., MD, Denise Campbell-Scherer, MD, PhD
Conference Co-chairs
Robert McNellis, MPH, PA
Senior Advisor for Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Danielle Jones, MPH
Manager, Center for Diversity and Health Equity (CDHE), American Academy of Family Physicians


Who and What We Study Affects Who and How We Heal
Dayna Bowen Matthew
William L. Matheson
Robert M. Morgenthau
Distinguished Professor of Law
F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights
University of Virginia School of Law
Author, Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care


A BETTER Way of Addressing Disparities in Primary Care Research
Donna Manca, MD, MClSc, FCFP
Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine Research Program,
University of Alberta Program Lead, The BETTER Program


Catalyzing Change in Underserved Communities in Washington State and Beyond
Dedra Buchwald, MD
Professor, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Director, Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH) Founding Director, Partnership for Native Health Founding Director, Washington State Twin Registry



Poster Presentations


Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations/Workshops
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OP10: Discovering Regional Differences in Patient Perceptions of Diabetes within a Practice-based Research Network
OP12: Primary Care Diabetes Care Services in Minnesota - the Understanding Transformation Effects on Diabetes (UNITED) Study
OP14: Engaging Communities in the Prevention of HPV-related Cancers
OP15: Using Promotoras to Reduce CA-MRSA Recurrence and Household Transmission- CA-MRSA Project 2 (CAMP2) Baseline Home-Environmental Results
OP16: Teen Speak-Out- Engaging Rural Teenagers to Develop Interventions to Address Stress
OP17: From Clinic to the Community- Lessons for a Growing PBRN
OP18: A Toolkit to Support Implementation of a Systems-based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Across Diverse Primary Care Practices
OP19: Engaging Ontario’s Primary Care Teams- Learning the Secrets of Success from Teams Who Have Achieved It
OP20: A Multi-component Intervention to Increase Adult Immunization Rates for Four Major Vaccines within Primary Care
OP21: Feasibility of Providing a Weight Management Program to Support Primary Care Practices in Nebraska- A Qualitative Analysis
OP22- Integrating Social Determinant of Health Screening and Follow-up into Routine Workflow in Small Primary Care Practices
OP25: Patient Experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center that Implemented a Population-Based Mailed Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Kit Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
OP26: Practice Facilitation Successes in Large-Scale Deployment of SOGI Quality Metric Across LA County DHS
OP27: Identify Your Exemplary Practices- Lessons from the EvidenceNOW Southwest Collaborative
OP28: Practice Level Factors Associated with Enhanced Engagement with Practice Facilitators; Findings from the Heart Health Now Study
OP29: Closing the Loop- Using Practice Facilitation to Bridge the Gap Between QI Teams and Front-line Practitioners
OP32: Collaborative Care to Reduce Depression and Increase Cancer Screening Among Low-Income Urban Women Project - Prevention Care Manager 3 (PCM 3) Project
OP33: Provider Attitudes and Training About Marijuana and Substance Use By Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses
OP34: Concordance of Serious Mental Illness Diagnosis Between Primary Care and Hospital Records
OP35: Design and Interest in Virtual Diabetic Education from Patients and Providers
OP37: Patient Influenced Factors Associated With Attendance at a Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Service Visit, Insights from the COMPASS Trial Test Site
OP38: Legacy Drug Prescribing Patterns and Associations in Primary Care- Cohort Study in the McMaster University Sentinel and Information Collaborative (MUSIC) Practice Based Research Network
OP39: The Importance of the Entire Office in Delivery Of Adolescent Vaccines- A Project of South Carolina Pediatric Practice Network (SCPPRN) and the Oklahoma Child Health Research Network (OCHRN)
OP42: High Prevalence of STI’s in West Texas
OP43: The Practitioner Research and Collaboration Initiative (PRACI)- Establishing an Effective PBRN for Complementary Healthcare in Australia
OP44: People Travel, But Health Data Do Not: How We Combined and Compared PBRN EMR Data Across Three Countries
OP45: PBRN Research and Educational Practices- Current Status and Future Projections From A CERA Survey
OP46: Patient Priorities for Primary Care Performance- Changing Measurement to Reflect the Patient-Provider Relationship
WPF6: Co-construction’ of Community Infrastructure to Reduce Health Disparities- Exploring Sociotechnical Design in the Jackson CBRN and Longmont Enabling Caring Communities Projects
WPF7: Measuring quality in primary care- how do we know what we’re doing is working?
WPF8: Building Primary Care Research Infrastructure- Reflections and Achievements of AHRQ Research Centers in Practice-Based Research and Learning (P30 awards)

Congratulations to the 2018 David Lanier Poster Award Winners!

Using Physician and Staff Input to Inform EHR Design: A WREN Supported Study
Amanda E Hoffmann, MPH; David Hahn, MD, MS; John Beasley, MD

“Patients Know Best” Lessons Learned from a Pilot Study to Test the Study Design and Materials for a Large Pragmatic Asthma Trial
Victoria E Forth, PA-C; Juan Carlos Cardet, MD, MPH; Elliot Israel, MD, FAAAAI

Demographic, Clinical and Echocardiographic Characteristics of Heart Failure Patients in a Haitian Teaching Hospital
Merly Robert, MD; Joarly K. Lormil, MD; Emmanuel Fabrice Julceus, MD

Loneliness in Primary Care Patients: A Prevalence Study
Rebecca Mullen, MD, MPH; Sebastian Tong, MD, MPH; John Marshall

Interventions to Encourage Multivitamin Use, Especially in Women not Using Family Planning, through IMPLICIT Interconception Care
Maha Shafqat, MPH; Mario DeMarco, MD, MPH; Michael Horst, PhD, Jessica Brubach, MPA; Kristina Wint, MPH

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers aged 18 and over Regarding Neonatal Care at University Hospital of Mirebalais - Haiti, 2017
Emmanuel Fabrice Julcéus, MD; Jennyva Petit, MD; Marie Christina Joseph, MD

This Live activity, 2018 NAPCRG Practice-based Research Network Conference, with a beginning date of 06/25/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Download your certificate


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