Meta-network Learning and Research Center
The Meta-network Learning and Research Center (Meta-LARC) is dedicated to increasing the quality, effectiveness, and safety of primary care through accelerated research and collaborative learning. The Center provides a home for seven PBRNs comprising almost 1,000 primary care practices and 7,000 clinicians who care for over 3 million patients in rural, urban, and underserved communities. Meta-LARC provides a robust infrastructure capable of managing large clinical trials and practice transformation initiatives. The size of the consortium and partnerships with institutional Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) programs facilitates a broad range of Health Information Technology and Meaningful Use projects. Meta-LARC is a voice for PBRN research and works together through common infrastructure that promotes continuous learning and the development of practices for evidence dissemination and knowledge transfer.
Meta-LARC is funded through a five-year P-30 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)