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Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network (GR-PBRN)

Greater Rochester PBRN Practice map

A Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) is a group of separate practices that collaborate with each other and often with researchers to ask and answer clinical and organizational questions central to primary care.

The Greater Rochester-PBRN (GR-PBRN) was established in 2007 to bring together primary care clinicians and researchers in a collaborative model designed to improve patient care and outcomes. Our collective efforts include research initiatives with all populations, where science can translate to better care.

The GR-PBRN has 147 member practices from primary care specialties and all local health systems (University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Rochester Regional Health System and the area's largest federally-qualified health clinics). The Network currently consists of 40 pediatric practices, 48 family medicine practices, 37 internal medicine practices and 21 multi-specialty practices. The research network includes clinicians who provide medical care to more than 450,000 adults (about 60% of Monroe County) and 140,000 children (85% of Monroe County). Member practices can choose to participate or not participate in any project, based on the individual needs and interests of the practice.

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