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1 Eight Kansas Groups Form Research Network Tatiana Lin, M.A., Kansas Health Institute Ruth Wetta -Hall, Ph.D., KUMC-Wichita Kansas Public Health Conference September 20, 2011

2 Overview National Public Health Practice-Based Research Network Membership Goals Key Elements Kansas PBRN Structure/Membership Goals Benefits Current K-PBRN initiatives Ideas for future projects?

3 NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE- BASED RESEARCH NETWORK

4 National PBRN Founder and sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Created in 2008 Membership Supports 12 Research Networks Colorado Connecticut Florida Kentucky Massachusetts Minnesota Nebraska New York North Carolina Ohio Washington Wisconsin Registered Affiliate PBRNs California Georgia Iowa Maryland Missouri New Hampshire New Jersey Tennessee South Carolina Texas Vermont Kansas

5 PBRN Goals Learning what works to improve practice Comparing approaches across diverse practice settings Building reusable and sustainable capacity for practice-relevant research Testing approaches for rapid research dissemination and translation Source:

6 Key Elements of a Public Health PBRN State or local agency to serve as lead convener Multiple practice settings available for study Champion within each practice site Research partner with design and analysis expertise Regular communication among participants Feasible and relevant initial research projects Dedicated staff time for research facilitation Source:

7 KANSAS PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE- BASED RESEARCH NETWORK

8 Kansas PBRN Founded in 2010 K-PBRN Charter Structure: Executive Committee Lead Agency Network members.

9 K-PBRN Executive Committee Structure: one lead and one alternate representative Kansas Association of Local Health Departments, the University of Kansas, the Kansas State University, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Kansas Public Health Association, and the Kansas Health Institute. Selected Responsibilities: Establish strategic direction for the network and assist in organizational development over time. Review plans and progress of K-PBRN projects. Consider, as appropriate, new member partners. Review proposals and identify priority projects. Approve submission on behalf of the K-PBRN of funding requests to potential grantors.

10 Lead Agency A rotating position among the K- PBRN Executive Committee members A lead agency serves in this role for two years The Executive Committee selects the Lead Agency

11 Current Network Members Kansas Health Institute Kansas Department of Health and Environment Kansas Association of Local Health Departments Sedgwick County Health Department Kansas University Medical Center – Kansas City Kansas University Medical Center – Wichita Kansas State University Kansas Public Health Association

12 K-PBRN Goals Identifying practice questions of interest to members. Identifying and seeking funds to answer practice questions. Conducting applied research to answer practice questions. Translating research into practice (through active dissemination of research findings). Adopting effective evidence-based practices.

13 Benefits Additional funding opportunities for research implementation Connect with other researchers and practitioners across the nation Expert consultation on research projects Opportunity to share findings and lessons learned PBRN newsletter

14 CURRENT K-PBRN INITIATIVES

15 Information for policy makers. Health for Kansans. Kansas Health Institute


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