Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs)






Wednesday, June 24 - Friday, June 26,



DoubleTree Hotel Bethesda

Bethesda, Maryland

2009 PBRN Conference Information

PBRNs are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans.

Select map below to access larger map and select PBRNs by State.
Map of PBRN Networks in U.S.

AHRQ Support

AHRQ provides PBRNs with grant funding and supports PBRNs through a national resource center, an annual national conference, peer learning groups, an electronic PBRN search repository, public and private listservs, and a dedicated private community extranet. See About for more information on AHRQ and PBRNs and the History of PBRNs.

PBRN Registry

AHRQ invites all interested primary care networks to register with the AHRQ PBRN Resource Center (PBRN RC). The PBRN RC provides resources and assistance to Primary Care PBRNs engaged in clinical and health services research. PBRN RC provides support to registered PBRNs through various methods such as by leading a series of web-based seminars and offering technical assistance in research methodology and PBRN organization and development.

Peer Learning Groups (PLGs)

Sign up for PBRN Operations, Research Methods and/or new PBRN learning groups. Find information about a series of PLG meetings and sessions held for PBRN researchers:

2009 PBRN Meeting

The 2009 PBRN Research Conference will be held June 24th-26th in Bethesda, MD. Participants will be able to:

  • Attend topical plenary sessions related to primary care research and PBRNs
  • Participate in workshops and attend presentations
  • Receive updates on current PBRN research
  • Meet with funders from various government agencies
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