Practice-based Research Resources

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Practice-based research resources


Interested in participating in practice-based research? TAFP’s Section on Research wants you to know that Texas is home to lots of practice-based primary care research opportunities. Resources on this page should help you contact like-minded colleagues and find a project to dive into. Have additions for this page? Send us an email.

Family medicine practice-based research resources

AHRQ PBRN
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality supports practice-based resource networks, or PBRNs, all over the country. You can search through more than 40 years of PBRN research projects, contact AHRQ-affiliated PBRNs, learn about funding opportunities, sign up for the AHRQ PBRN listserv, and more.
> pbrn.ahrq.gov

The AAFP National Research Network
The AAFP National Research Network
The AAFP NRN was established in 1999 to conduct, support, promote, and advocate for primary care research in practice-based settings. It is affiliated with regional practice-based research networks throughout the country.
> www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn.html

Practice-based research networks in Texas

RRNeT
The Residency Research Network of Texas is a collaboration of family medicine residency programs dedicated to improving family physicians’ interest and skills in research and to find answers to clinical questions relevant to family medicine patient populations.
> http://familymed.uthscsa.edu/rrnet/
> Watch a brief video about the program.
> Get more information and to become a member of RRNeT

SPUR Net
The Southern Primary Care Urban Research Network is organized by the Family Medicine Department at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and is a member of the Primary Care Multi Ethnic Network.
> Learn more about SPUR Net.
> Learn more about family medicine research at Baylor College of Medicine.

STARNet
The South Texas Ambulatory Research Network is a learning community of primary care clinicians, staff, and patients in clinics across South Texas. They are dedicated to conducting and disseminating practice-based research to gain knowledge that improves the health of patients and their communities.
> Learn more about STARNet.

CenTexNet
The Central Texas Primary Care Research Network is dedicated to bringing together researchers and primary care physicians in Central Texas to conduct research that will improve patient care, patient satisfaction, disease prevention, and safety.
> Learn more about CenTexNet.

NorTex
NorTex is a collaborative network of researchers and clinicians throughout North Texas. They conduct primary care and public health research that will be translated into published guidelines and policies, improve the delivery of care, and ultimately, the health of North Texas citizens.
> Learn more about NorTex.
> Link to NorTex e-newsletters.