About Us

The University of Colorado’s Department of Family Medicine has supported Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) research since the 1970s when two regional networks started in the United States: The Family Medicine Information System in Colorado (FMIS) and the Cooperative Information Project (COOP).

Current PBRN research efforts began around 2004 are all organized under the umbrella of the State Network of Colorado Ambulatory Practices & Partners (SNOCAP).

Access more PBRN information and resources available through the United States Department of Health & Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Why people and practices participate in PBRN work: MPH Student Capstone Project


Throughout the Spring 2022 semester, Don and Mary worked with Sloan Garcia, a Master of Public Health capstone student in the Health Systems Management and Policy concentration. Sloan’s capstone project looked into the interest, capacity, partnerships, and commitment practices that participate in PBRNs, as well as whether they are independently owned by a larger health system. SNOCAP practices, along with practice partners from the larger MetaLARC consortium, were invited to participate in the survey, and survey respondents were then offered time to be interviewed by Sloan. Thank you so much to all who participated. We are so thankful for your time and contributions to this project.

Family Medicine (SOM)

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Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue

Box F496

Aurora, CO 80045


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