What is SNOCAP?

SNOCAP stands for State Networks of Ambulatory Practices and Partners. SNOCAP is the overarching name for the collaborative affiliation of practice-based research networks in Colorado that joined together to improve communication, facilitate joint research projects, and share research staff and resources.

Because of the variation in size, location, populations served, and organizational structure, research conducted across SNOCAP is more generalizable than that conducted in more uniform Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) elsewhere.

We are leading the charge for healthier communities.

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Once again, we are happy to share this annual report detailing SNOCAP’s progress and achievements in 2023! The report features embedded links to our website where you can go for further information about our practice-based research networks. We have also created a separate Appendix document to review full project, publication, and presentation details. 

Many thanks for the ongoing support of our practices, community partners, and our partners in the Department of Family Medicine and ACCORDS for their support of this important work. We invite you to engage with us as we continue to move forward in leading the charge for healthier communities across Colorado!

View and download the 2023 SNOCAP Annual Report

View and download the 2023 SNOCAP Annual Report Appendices



SNOCAP Annual Report Archive:

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Combating Burnout

Burnout is defined as a breakdown of the psychological defenses that a worker uses to cope with intense job-related stress, and can result in poor job performance, lack of interest, and errors. Patient perception of their own primary care team’s levels of burnout has not been highly studied, and few articles can be found addressing this perspective. This study was conducted in 8 SNOCAP practices throughout the Denver metro area, and in both Northern and Western Colorado.

We used a card study survey method, where patients were asked to fill out the survey at the end of their visit. Clinicians and staff were given an online link to a one-question adapted burnout measure used in the Physician Work Life Study. 8 SNOCAP practices completed the project, with a total of 408 patient and 260 clinician/staff surveys collected. Practices have received both individual practice-level results, as well as a PDF of burnout resources, both locally and nationally. Additional cumulative results will be shared with practices once data analysis has been complete.

Initial findings show that in general, patients are not perceiving high levels displays of burnout that are affecting their care. This association can be seen no matter the clinician/staff burnout response. This study has been seen as relevant and valuable to understand how patients see burnout affecting their care, as well as to equip practices with information about self-perceived burnout among their clinicians and staff.

SNOCAP Burnout Resources Handout

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SNOCAP Burnout Final Report

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Where We Work


Note: "CE Representation" stands for Community Engagement Representation

SNOCAP Members


Building InvestiGative practices for better Health Outcomes Research Network (BIGHORN): a network of private primary care practices in Colorado


Colorado Research Network (CaReNet): a network of practices that care for disadvantaged populations, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), FQHC look-alikes, and residency practices.


Colorado Children’s Outcomes Network (COCONet): a network of pediatric and child health focused practices.


High Plains Research Network (HPRN): a geographically-based network of health care providers in rural eastern Colorado.


Partners Engaged in Achieving Change in Health (PEACHnet): a geographically-based network of health care providers along the Western Slope of Colorado.

SNOCAP Partners


Community Engagement Forum

The ACCORDS Education Program and Community Engagement Core and the CCTSI Community Engagement Core have partnered to offer a forum for investigators and study teams conducting community/stakeholder-engaged research. 

These forum will run quarterly and include brief seminars from leading engagement scholars and community research partners. Additionally, this will serve as a learning community for sharing best practices and lessons learned. The forum will be geared towards supporting investigators and study teams throughout design, conduct, and dissemination of engaged research.

Community Engagement Forum Recordings

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