ORPRN is built on relationships with rural Oregon communities, initially through primary care practices and now through community organizations as well. ORPRN's work emphasizes the need for sustained personal connections because communities and clinical practices are complex organizations in constant change.
ORPRN has service regions that span the entire state. Each region has one or more dedicated Practice Enhancement Research Coordinators (PERC) who serve as research coordinators, practice coaches, QI facilitators, and local points of contact. ORPRN PERCs maintain relationships with clinic and community stakeholders in the regions they serve, leveraging knowledge of the local setting in research planning and implementation. In addition to several other projects, ORPRN PERCs currently support over 180 practices in Oregon.