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Bridging the Gaps: Using Data to Understand the Social Determinants of Health

OCHIN and Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Northwest are collaborating to understand how social determinants of health impact measures of health care quality. One of the study's aims is to to ensure that findings can help health care leaders improve health care delivery and policy, in order to positively impact health outcomes and health care utilization. 

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Research at OCHIN -- not just for geeks

Getting involved with research can seem overwhelming at first, especially when people start talking about “PBRNs”, “RNIs”, “Chi-Squares”, and a myriad of other research acronyms and statistical models that can make one’s head spin. Fortunately, OCHIN PBRN Member Dr. John Muench is here to help explain what a PBRN is and how it can help you get involved with OCHIN Research.

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Building Meaningful Patient Engagement in Research

Strategies for engaging with patients in order to improve and enhance research and clinical care are increasingly being implemented in the United States, yet little is known about best practices for, or the impacts of, meaningful patient engagement. Learn about a recently published study on how the Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE) clinical data research network (CDRN) worked with patients, caretakers, clinicians and other stakeholders to codevelop the ADVANCE engagement framework.

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EPICENTER - An OHSU and OCHIN Study on Opioids and the Safety Net Population

Opioid abuse and dependency is ravaging individuals, families, and communities in the United States. In response to this epidemic, OHSU Department of Family Medicine and OCHIN are beginning work on a five-year National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded project named EPICENTER. The project is designed to fill in critical gaps of knowledge around  chronic opioid prescribing, misuse, outcomes, and associated community characteristics for safety net patients and clinics.

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As Autism Cases Increase, OCHIN and Kaiser Permanente Recognize the Cost to Families

New statistics released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a persistent trend of rising autism rates in children. To learn more about the economic impact of this disorder on affected families, OCHIN is collaborating with Kaiser Permanente on a research study assessing financial, time, and employment costs of bringing up a child with autism.

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