The APCIG would like to recognize our collaborative partners.  These are some of the groups with whom we partner in our various projects to identify and frame research questions, share quality data and information and to produce insights and answers that can improve the practice of primary care. Currently the APCIG and Collaborate Partners include:

NorthShore Partners

NorthShore Department of Family Medicine
Providing comprehensive primary care for family members of all ages, from newborns to adults.

Northshore Department of Medicine
Caring for nearly 30,000 inpatients and 200,000 outpatients annually.

NorthShore Department of Pediatrics
Providing the full range of pediatric care from general pediatrics to specialists in pediatric neurology, endocrinology, neurodevelopmental disabilities, ENT, ophthalmology, as well as a Special Care Unit at NorthShore Evanston Hospital.

NorthShore Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Specializing in issues of health unique to women throughout all phases in life including obstetrics, gynecology, pelvic health, gynecologic pain, gynecologic oncology and continence.

External Partners

The University of Chicago Department of Family Medicine
Our department envisions a community of scholars, both University and community based, who are dedicated to leadership in service, scholarship, teaching and innovation in urban and suburban family medicine.

The University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine
The Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) is the administrative unit for The University of Chicago’s Clinical and Translational Science Award program. It operates across divisional, departmental, and professional school lines to generate new research methods, technologies and molecular target discoveries. The ITM complements and enhances existing University of Chicago institutes (such as the Institute for Genomics and System Biology, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, and others) and centers (such as the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research, Center for Health and the Social Sciences, Diabetes Research and Training Center, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and others). Additionally, the ITM incorporates the multiple well-regarded capabilities of our Clinical Resource Center, supports Community aspects of our clinical and translational research efforts in concert with the Urban Health Initiative and provides the primary focus for CTSA interaction with our affiliated institutions - Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), ACCESS Community Health Network, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Rush University Medical Center. The ITM is our catalytic site for training the next generation of translational scientists.

Mayo Health System (MHS) Practice-Based Research Network
With a vision of healthier patients and communities through the scholarship of health practice, the mission of the Mayo Clinic Health System Practice-Based Research Network (MCHS PBRN) is solving the problems of health care practice to improve the health and health equity of patients and communities. Through training and education, a protocol development program, deployment of experienced staff and the facilitation of multi-sector collaboration, the MCHS PBRN works to ensure that patients and communities receive care that is high quality, cost-effective, equitable and evidence-based.

MCHS PBRN is the culmination of a partnership between the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities and the Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS). MCHS is a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities providing health care in more than 70 communities in the Upper Midwest United States. Located primarily in rural areas, MCHS organizations are physician-led and community-centered, employing over 800 physicians and 13,000 allied health staff.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences; NORTHSTAR Practice-Based Research Network
The Northern States Ambulatory Research Network (NORTHSTAR) is a practice- based research network composed of primary care providers in North Dakota and adjacent areas. The network represents a diverse group of practitioners from family physicians and general internists to physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The activities of NORTHSTAR focus on quality improvement in rural practice, conducting best practices research and identifying and testing new methods of health care delivery in rural settings. The overall goal of the program is to improve the quality of care in the rural primary care setting for both patients and practitioners.

Chicago Practice-based Research Collaborative
The Chicago Practice-Based Research Collaborative brings together investigators from the networks across the Chicago metropolitan area to share resources and foster collaborations with the goal of improving the health of the communities we serve by more effectively and efficiently conducting clinical, translational and quality improvement research.
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