Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Community Health

Practice Based Research

The Center for Community Health’s Practice-Based Research Program fosters collaborative research between community-based practitioners and Northwestern University full-time faculty. The program provides assistance and coordinates activities across Northwestern's two primary care, practice-based research networks.

Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based healthcare questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans. Learn more about these networks via the links below.

The Practice-based Research program also collaborates with the Chicago Health Information Technology Resource Extension Center (CHITREC) research program.  CHITREC is a collaboration between Northwestern University the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services and more than 40 local and national partners focused on HIT adoption and use within the city of Chicago.  

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For more information about the PBR program, find our team under contact us.