Kansas Patients and Providers Engaged in Prevention Research (KPPEPR) is a practice-based research network of clinics or practices working together to solve community healthcare delivery problems.
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Kansas Patients and Providers Engaged in Prevention Research (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 healthcare 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 is 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.
The KPPEPR board includes KPPEPR membership composed of practices and clinicians, patients and community organizations; a scientific advisory board, medical director, network manager, and a future patient advisory board.
- KPPEPR helps show that rural and underserved communities can have high-quality healthcare.
- KPPEPR members can learn how other Kansas communities deal with healthcare challenges.
- In the age of shrinking healthcare 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.
- KPPEPR members are recognized as leaders in their community and among their peers.
To become a KPPEPR member, please contact KPPEPR Network Manager Ellie Brent at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-945-7533.
- KU Cancer Center/Masonic Cancer Alliance Rural National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research
- Rural melanoma education
- Treating Pain with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Trial (T-PACT Trial)
Read about current KPPEPR research activities.
- iSurvive: Cancer Survivorship Education in Primary Care
- Provider burnout survey
- 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
- Rural Engagement in Primary Care for Optimizing Weight Reduction (RE-POWER)