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Development of Rapid-Learning Networks in Primary Care

Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice.

From 2012 to 2015, Abt Associates, in partnership with the Group Health Research Institute and the NIATx Foundation, supported the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Practice-based Research Network Resource Center (PBRN RC).

This project supported AHRQ’s primary care PBRNs through improvement of formal learning networks and provided AHRQ with a report of initiatives, strategies, and approaches to accelerate learning and improvement activities within these PBRNs. 
The PBRN RC affords researchers access to an interactive PBRN listserv, a PBRN Research Bibliography, an archive of webinars accredited for American Academy of Family Physicians continuing education credits, including some also accredited for American Association of Nurse Practitioners continuing education credits, and additional tools and resources. In 2015, the PBRN RC published three research documents that may be of particular interest:

Watch videos of national webinars on PBRN-relevant topics.