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

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.

Greater Rochester PBRN Practice mapThe 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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