A driving force for health equity

ADVANCE is the nation’s largest safety net community laboratory, consisting of researchers, patients and clinicians working together to improve the health of vulnerable populations.

OCHIN and its ADVANCE Collaborative partners have assembled the nation’s most comprehensive dataset on care and health outcomes in safety net patients, who are often underrepresented in claims- and academic hospital-based research.

The secure ADVANCE data warehouse includes:

4.4 million



Health Systems




Clinic Sites

Partners include Fenway Health, Health Choice Network, Oregon Health and Science University, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Robert Graham Center. ADVANCE is one of 13 PCORnet clinical data research networks nationwide—the only one that is safety net led.