Currently Recruiting:

CARAVAN: The MISSION Act's Impact on Rural Veteran Access to and Experience of Care

  • Why: Explore rural Veteran perspectives on community care or evaluate the impact of the MISSION Act’s expansion on access to care.
  • Who is eligible: Rural Oregon Veterans enrolled in the VA; rural VA & non-VA primary care clinical staff & administrators who provide care for rural Oregon Veterans
  • What: The CARAVAN team interview with up to 25 rural Veterans and up to 25 VA & non-VA primary care clinical staff & administrators to better understand rural Veteran experiences with care within the first year of MISSION Act implementation. Participants will engage in one interview each of length up to 1 hour and will receive a gift card as a thank you.
  • When: Recruiting now through July 2020
  • To get involved: Please contact or call (503) 551-8122

ANTECEDENT: Partnerships to Enhance Alcohol Screening Treatment and Intervention

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  • Treatment (SBIRT) for unhealthy alcohol and drug use
  • Who is eligible: All family medicine and internal medicine clinics in Oregon
  • What: The ANTECEDENT team will support 150 primary care clinics for 15 months to support data reporting, clinical workflows, and integrating SBIRT into routine care
  • When: Recruiting now through December 2020
  • To get involved: Please contact, 503-494-4365

PINPOINT: Pain and Opioid Managment

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  • Why: Nearly 5 Oregonians die each week from an opioid overdose and Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the United States. PINPOINT addresses the opioid overdose epidemic and highlights the need for an interdisciplinary public health approach
  • Who is eligible: All family medicine and internal medicine clinics in Oregon
  • What: The PINPOINT team will support 60 clinics through a regional quality improvement training, monthly quality improvement coaching, and academic detailing to address chronic pain management and opioid prescribing practices
  • When: Recruiting now through October 2020
  • To get involved: Please contact Caitlin Dickinson, PINPOINT Project Manager,, 971-291-7722

CAPTURE: COPD Assessment in Primary Care to Identify Undiagnosed Respiratory Disease and Exacerbation Risk

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  • Why: To study a brief screening questionnaire to help detect COPD earlier in patients with unrecognized symptoms
  • Who is eligible: Primary Care practices with patient panels that include patients aged 45-80
  • What: Support access to patients between 45-80 years old with no COPD diagnosis so research coordinators can enroll patients, complete surveys, and conduct spirometry
  • When: Recruiting now through June 2020
  • To get involved: Contact Martha Snow, CAPTURE Project Manager,

HIT TA: Health Information Technology and Exchange Technical Assistance

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  • Why: Accurate reporting is an essential part of delivering quality care, tracking patient and population health and healthcare outcomes, and is often an important component of incentive programs and reimbursement structures. Ensuring reports from the electronic health record (EHR) accurately reflect care delivered requires the capture of complex clinical concepts and harmonization of data for care delivered at different organizations.
  • Who is eligible: Any Oregonian primary care site with 20 or fewer providers.
  • What: The Care Management Plus technical assistance team will offer 80 clinics technical assistance in the form of one on one support, facilitated peer to peer learning, and helpful documentation to accurately report care quality measures and assistance troubleshooting and optimizing health information exchange utilization.
  • When: Recruiting now through June 2020 
  • To get involved: Contact Christie Pizzimenti,  or call 503-494-4806.