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ORPRN clincian members work to improve the health of Oregonians.ORPRN is a statewide network of primary care clinicians, community partners, and academicians dedicated to studying the delivery of health care to rural residents and to reducing rural health disparities.

Our studies use implementation science and knowledge transfer methods to transform rural health care delivery.

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Current Research

Health Check Up

ORPRN is working with 7 clinics to develop and test an innovative approach for overcoming barriers to cancer screening among women with physical disabilities in rural Oregon. Many studies have shown that people with disabilities receive fewer cancer screening services and are more likely to have poor cancer-related outcomes compared to those without disabilities.

This study includes a partnership between rural primary care clinics and community-based organizations that advocate for people with disabilities.

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News & Events

Congratulations to Sandy Dunbrasky, MD, Rural Health Hero of the Year

A project led by Kristen Dillon, MD, of Columbia Gorge Family Medicine and Melinda Davis, PhD, of ORPRN has been approved for a “Pipeline to Proposal” funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

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Read Our Latest Newsletter

The Spring 2014 issue of ORPRN's newsletter focuses on patient engagement.

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ORPRN serves communities across Oregon.

ORPRN is built on relationships with rural Oregon communities, initially through primary care practices and now through community organizations as well.

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