Past Projects

1115 Waiver Contract

ANTECEDENT - Partnership to Enhance Alcohol Screening, Treatment and Intervention

PI: Melinda Davis, Ph.D.

Topic: Increase screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and medication assisted treatment (MAT) for unhealthy alcohol use.

Term: 2019-2022

ORPRN Contact: Melinda Davis, Ph.D.


COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Speaker Series

COVID-19 Vaccine Quality Assurance Site Visits

ORPRN Executive Sponsor: Anne King, M.B.A

Topic: The Oregon Health Authority’s Oregon Immunization Program is contracting with ORPRN to conduct COVID-19 vaccine quality assurance visits across Oregon. The purpose of these visits is to support and improve COVID-19 vaccine programs throughout the state. Each visit follows a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-devised format and will cover COVID-19 vaccine storage and handling, recordkeeping, and preparation best practices. Site visitors will also observe administration of the vaccine.  

Term: June 2021-June 2023

ORPRN Contact: Isabel Stock, B.S.


ICPF—International Conference on Practice Facilitation

ICPF—International Conference on Practice Facilitation

Topic: Partnered with the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and a consortium of primary care practice facilitation stakeholders to expand and further develop the International Conference on Practice Facilitation (ICPF) to address the growing professional needs of facilitators.  

PI: Melinda Dvis, Ph.D.

Term: 2020-2023

ORPRN Contact: Brittany Badicke, M.P.H.


PINPOINT - Improving Pain and Opioid Management in Primary Care

Topic: Engage in a practice-specific intervention to reduce inappropriate opioid prescribing, improve patient outcomes, and promote more informed prescribing practices.

PI: Brigit Hatch, M.D., M.P.H.

Term: 2019-2023

ORPRN Contact: Victoria “Kati” Sanchez, M.S.


Community Health Assessments for Coos and Curry Counties

Knight Pilot - Addressing CRC Screening Disparities with Systems Science Pilot

ADVANCE-PC - Aligning Dementia & adVANce Care planning Education in Primary Care

PI: Annette Totten, Ph.D.

Topic: This pilot study is funded by the National Institute on Aging-Imbedded Pragmatic Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Clinical Trials (IMPACT) Collaboratory. It will assess the feasibility of using remote training and support for advance care planning (ACP) for dementia in primary care. Additionally, it will determine if primary care clinics can identify patients with dementia appropriate for ACP and track whether clinicians engage these patients and families in conversations and planning.

Term: 2021-2022

ORPRN Contact: Caitlin Dickinson, M.P.H.


AHC - Accountable Health Communities

PI: Bruce Goldberg, M.D.

Topic: ORPRN acts as the bridge organization of a consortium to screen Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries for health-related social needs and connect them to community services. See the CMS website for more information about the AHC model.

Term: 2017-2022

ORPRN Contact: Bruce Goldberg, M.D.


The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies. The project described was supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS CMS-1P1-17-001 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

INTEGRATE-D - A Pilot-test of Implementation Strategies to Support Integration of Medical and Psychosocial Care for People with

Topic: Refine and pilot test a practical, feasible and acceptable step-by-step blueprint to assist with implementation of the ADA recommendations for integrating medical and psychosocial care for patients with DMII.

PI: Deborah Cohen, Ph.D.; Nancy Elder, M.D, M.S.P.H.

Term: 2020-2022

ORPRN Contact: Sara Wild, M.P.H.


Suicide Prevention in Primary Care

PI: Brigit Hatch, MD, MPH

Topic: The Oregon Health Authority’s Injury and Violence Prevention Section is contracting with ORPRN to learn more about suicide prevention in primary care. Through surveys and key informant interviews with clinicians throughout Oregon, we seek to understand: 1) How primary care clinics are approaching the topic of suicidality, 2) If/how patients are screened for suicidal ideation and/or depression, 3) What local resources exist for supporting patients, and 4) Clinician comfort and knowledge around this topic. This project is research and participation is voluntary.

Term: 2021-2022

ORPRN Contact: Tiff Weekley, MA



Using Context to Improve Implementation of Evidence-based Interventions for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural Enviroments


Participatory Research to Advance Colon Cancer Prevention


Comprehensive Primary Care Plus


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

Quick COVID-19 Primary Care Survey

The Larry A. Green Center, an ORPRN partner, conducte a recurring nationwide survey about the impacts of COVID-19 on primary care. ORPRN distributed this survey to our mailing list, and the Green Center generously made Oregon data available to us each survey round. Click here to access this data.

Healthy Hearts Northwest

Healthy Hearts Northwest (H2N) was one of seven regional cooperatives in AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW initiative, which was dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized primary care practices across the country use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of millions of Americans. 

In addition, H2N generated several publications, including:

Transforming Outcomes for Patients through Medical home Evaluation & reDesign (TOPMED)

Connecting Research and Real Life: Building a Network in the Columbia River Gorge (CHARA)

Rural General Surgery Patients

Colorectal Cancer Screening Microsimulation

Looking Beyond the Clinician Visit: Sustaining Care Coordination in Eastern Oregon

Disparities in CRC Screening: A Mixed Methods Multi-level Study of Oregon's Medicaid Population

Rural Oregon Developmental Screening and Referral for Children at Risk for Developmental Delay

Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (Classic)

Trajectory of Adverse events and Analgesia with Opioids in older adults (TAANGO)

Implementing Networks Self-management Tools Through Engaging Patients and Practices (INSTTEPP)

Patients Experience Learning Collaborative

Clatsop/Astoria Maternal Partnership Study Photovoice

Willamette Valley Community Health - Patient Centered Primary Care Home Basics

Oregon Geriatric Education Center Falls Prevention Evidence Based Project

Building Capacity for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Leveraging Mobile Technologies to Help Low-Income Women in Their 40s Make Informed Choices About Screening Mammography

Community Research Enhancement and Education Development

Internet Cognitive Behavior Therapy For Depression (MOODHELPER)

Enhancing Child Health in Oregon Primary Care Learning Community

Cancer Research to Optimize Screening Success Among Rural Oregon Adults with Disabilities II

Implementing Networks Self-Management Tools Through Engaging Patients and Practices

Emergency Department Visits for Non-Traumatic Dental Problems in Oregon State

Rheumatology Clinical Decision Support for Primary Care Providers

Rural Adolescent Vaccine in Enterprise Quality Improvement

Trajectory of Adverse Events and Analgesia with opioids in older adults

Evaluation of the utility of a workflow assessment of a health information technology Toolkit

Linking Primary Care & Resources in the Community to Improve Health: Development of Measures

Shared Decision Making in Primary Care

Screening, Evaluating and Assessing Rate CHanges of diagnosing respiratory conditions in Primary Care (SEARCH 1)

Patient Centered Primary Care Institute Technical Assistance

Clinician Perceptions of aging services technology

Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

Integrating Primary Care Practices and Community-Based Programs to Manage Obesity

Activating Rural Clinics and Women with Disabilities to Improve Cancer Screening

Cancer Research to Optimize Screening Success Among Rural Oregon Adults with Disabilities I

Screening, Evaluating and Assessing Rate Changes of Diagnosing Respiratory Conditions in Primary Care

Care Transitions Innovations

Lipoic Acid and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Alzheimer's Disease

Clinic Level Improvement in Preventive Services

Safety Culture of Ambulatory Care: Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety

Enhancing Complex Care Through An Integrated Care Coordination Information System

Rural Oregon Academic Detailing

Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care Practices in Rural Oregon

Assessing the Clinical and Business Case for Nurse-Based Care Management

Policy Approach To Children's Health

Practices, Barriers, and Training Needs of Rural Health Care Practitioners Relevant to the Management of Pediatric Obesity

Pharm Free

Unmet Dental Needs in Rural Primary Care - A Clinic, Community, and PBRN Collaborative

Colonoscopy in Rural Oregon Practices

Shared Medication Management and Clinical Decision Support

Health Insurance and Cancer Screening in Rural Oregon