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KPPEPR is a practice-based research network (PBRN). Traditional PBRNs are composed of a group of clinics or practices working together to solve problems of health care delivery in their communities.

KPPEPR works to forge partnerships between clinicians, patients, public health professionals, community organizations, and academic researchers. All partners participate actively in the development, planning, implementation, and dissemination of relevant research.  Although the findings of KPPEPR research will have broad application, special attention will be given to projects that concentrate on populations and patients in rural and underserved communities.  

The KPPEPR team believes that questions of real-world validity should include active participation of patients and families in all phases of research projects. In fact, KPPEPR is one of the first such networks in the nation to build research partnerships between clinicians, patients, public health professionals, and academic researchers. 

"Collaboration is the key to transforming healthcare. 
KPPEPR's inter-professional approach has put Kansas on the map as a leader in practice-based research."  

Allen Greiner, MD, MPH
KPPEPR Medical Director


Membership Registration

 Why Join KPPEPR?

  • Show that rural and underserved communities can have high-quality health care.
  • Learn how other Kansas communities are dealing with health care challenges. 
  • In the age of shrinking health care resources, research often means resources. 
  • Through interdisciplinary collaboration, KPPEPR-supported research reflects what matters to communities so that research leads to resources and improved well-being.
  • Be recognized as a leader in your community and among your peers.

Current KPPEPR Research Topics

  • iSurvive: Cancer Survivorship Education in Primary Care
  • Provider Burnout Survey
  • Treating Pain with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trial (T-PACT Trial)
  • Rural Melanoma Education

Previous KPPEPR Research Topics

  • Pain Management ECHO
  • Disease management for smokers in rural primary care
  • Use of tailored colorectal cancer screening reminders in rural primary care
  • Use of implementation intentions to promote colorectal cancer screening in rural primary care
  • The relationship between social capital and end-of-life care in rural areas 

KPPEPR Membership Responsibilities

  • Register with KPPEPR program staff
  • Complete biennial membership survey
  • Consider potential participation in new research projects
  • Consider attending KPPEPR annual conferences and other networking opportunities   

KPEPPR Network StructureMore Information on structural support from KU Medical Center

To learn more:
KPPEPR Brochure

Sara Douglas
Primary Care and Community Research Network Manager

Last modified: Jan 22, 2020