Academic and Community Partnerships Quarterly Newsletter

For nearly two years, researchers at the WSU College of Medicine, CEOs, directors, and heads of various Washington State health clinics have vested time and energy into the creation of a Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN). A PBRN is a partnership of clinicians, practices, or institutions that have agreed to work together to address the medical concerns of the communities their facilities serve. The focus of our PBRN is to create a collaborative relationship between WSU and its affiliated practices to tackle relevant health and healthcare issues, enhance quality of care, improve community health, decrease health disparities, and connect clinicians with researchers to build knowledge.