ORPRN has a successful track record of obtaining research funding for studies in rural Oregon.
Its studies use a variety of qualitative and qualitative designs, including some mixed methods approaches. Community-based participatory research and implementation science are particular strengths of ORPRN-run studies. The network also provides an ideal setting to answer questions through comparative effectiveness research.
ORPRN’s diverse research portfolio covers a wide range of health topics, including:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Mental health
- Substance abuse
- Chronic pain
- Preventive care for persons with chronic conditions or disabilities
Primary Care Topics
ORPRN studies focus on improving the following topics in primary care:
- Doctor-patient decision making
- Primary care transformation into patient centered primary care homes
- Measure primary care and community resource linkages
- Patient needs while transitioning from hospital to home
- Care coordination of complex patients
- Cancer screening quality
- Community research knowledge and readiness
- Pharmaceutical academic detailing
- Office safety cultureClinic workflow
- Health information technology (HIT)
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