About the Great Plains Primary Care PBRN

What is a PBRN?

A PBRN is a network of clinicians and investigators dedicated to improving the health of a community by translating research findings into clinical practice. Evidence-based research findings are disseminated through the PBRN to inform and drive clinical care.

Who can benefit from the PBRN?


  • Conduct clinic and community-specific research to improve patient outcomes
  • Collaborate with network investigators who share research interests
  • Implement research findings into clinical practice to improve the health of the community
  • Professional development opportunities


  • Access to clinics and patient registries to improve recruitment
  • Collaborate with clinicians who share research interests
  • Professional development opportunities

Patients and community members:

  • Participate in research aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of your community
  • Join disease and discipline-specific patient registries

Network benefits include:

  • Introduce innovations in the delivery of primary care
  • Research collaborations between clinicians at primary care clinics and investigators at academic institutions
  • Lead investigator-initiated studies
  • Professional development opportunities
    • Continuing Education events
    • Seminars
    • Webinars
  • PBRN forum to discuss clinical and research questions
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