Meaningful Outcomes and Science to Advance Innovations Center of Excellence (MOSAIC)

Study Description and Methods

The AAFP NRN was one of eight collaborative research networks to receive a 5-year, Center of Excellence in Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning award by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

The AAFP NRN and DARTNet Institute have partnered with 13 other networks from around the country to form the PBRN Center of Excellence and will serve as a Research Center in Practice-Based Research and Learning. The center will be managed through the AAFP NRN, headed up by the AAFP NRN's Research Director, Kim Kimminau, PhD and will provide infrastructure to promote clinical, behavioral and translational research activities consistent with AHRQ priorities.

Specific Aims and Objectives

The purpose of this award is to help stimulate cooperative research, increase the effectiveness of current research, and promote new research directions through collaborations among existing PBRNs, while accelerating both the generation of new knowledge and a community of learning for primary care practices to improve quality, patient safety and effectiveness of care.

As the core center, the AAFP NRN will represent a consortium of cooperating institutions and will serve to foster synergy and improve coordination of research, support emerging research opportunities, and promote efficiencies through resources shared by the partner networks.


Funded from September 2013 through August 2017.


This is an ongoing project.

Key Findings and Publications

More information on our exciting activities will be shared as work begins.

Contact Information

For additional information about this study, please contact:

Kim Kimminau, PhD
Research Director
AAFP National Research Network
(800) 274-2237, ext. 3184

Mindy Spano
Research Communication
AAFP National Research Network
(800) 274-2237, ext. 3178

This study is funded by grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)