The Northwest Health Education & Research Outcomes Network (NW HERON) survey, conducted in the fall of 2020, is an important tool to identify the main concerns of healthcare facilities. Together, we can develop constructive strategies to improve clinical care and reduce health disparities for NW residents in rural, tribal, and urban medically underserved areas. Compiled from 35 facilities across the region, the 2020 survey data show that behavioral health and COVID-19 are the top two clinical concerns.
NW HERON is an emerging practice-based research network (PBRN) that currently includes 15+ primary care practices working in partnership with IREACH, WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and the Health Equity Research Center at WSU. NW HERON’s purpose is to link providers with each other and with WSU faculty and healthcare students. We invite primary care practices to partner with us in research activities that address clinic priorities.
Look here for a visual summary of the 2020 survey results.