The HPRN aims to work with all 50+ primary care offices and 16 hospitals in the 16 counties of eastern Colorado. HPRN partners with local primary care practices, behavioral health professionals, public health agencies, schools, organizations, and community members to ensure its work is relevant to people living in rural, eastern Colorado.
Most patient-level research is conducted in specialty-based academic settings. Practice-based research focuses on settings where most people receive most of their medical care most of the time — their primary care doctor’s office.
The HPRN uses a variety of methods to conduct projects that:
Our projects bring exciting services and resources to eastern Colorado, including team-based trainings, educational materials, equipment, CME, monetary compensation, and local practice facilitators at no cost.
Over the years, the HPRN has become known as a leader in community-engaged health research. Our work is done in partnership with ranchers, teachers, small business workers, practice team members, pastors, students, police officers, pharmacists, other state agencies, behavioral health organizations, and many others who care about their communities!
The Community Advisory Council ensures HPRN’s work is relevant to practices and communities in eastern Colorado. The C.A.C. helps determine, develop, and evaluate projects and share results locally and across the country.
Gold/Green Field- Ned Norman, Sterling, CO
Dad/Daughter Sugar Beet Harvest- Sadie Fritzler, Sterling, CO
Girl’s Branding- Staci Bishop, Springfield, CO