Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs) Bridging the gaps between communities, funders, and policymakers

Anne H. Gaglioti, James J. Werner, George Rust, Lyle J. Fagnan, Anne Victoria Neale

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In this commentary, we propose that practice-based research networks (PBRNs) engage with funders and policymakers by applying the same engagement strategies they have successfully used to build relationships with community stakeholders. A community engagement approach to achieve new funding streams for PBRNs should include a strategy to engage key stakeholders from the communities of funders, thought leaders, and policymakers using collaborative principles and methods. PBRNs that implement this strategy would build a robust network of engaged partners at the community level, across networks, and would reach state and federal policymakers, academic family medicine departments, funding bodies, and national thought leaders in the redesign of health care delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-635
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016


  • Family Practice
  • Health Policy
  • Practice-based Research
  • Primary Health Care
  • Research Support as Topic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice


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