Research Benefiting Rural Oregon

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.


Health Topics

ORPRN’s diverse research portfolio covers a wide range of health topics, including:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Obesity
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Aging
  • 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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