AAFP National Research Network (NRN)

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The American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network (AAFP NRN) was established in 1999 to cultivate, conduct, support, promote, disseminate, and advocate for primary care research in practice-based settings. 

The AAFP NRN assists in realizing overall strategies for achieving improved primary care for the nation. This includes asking important questions and advancing evidence related to practice transformation, health information technology (HIT), population health, cost reform/new payment models, and team-based care.


AAFP NRN Studies Currently Recruiting We're currently seeking participants for the following studies: 

  • PREPARE Study
    The PeRson EmPowered Asthma ReliEf (PREPARE) study is a pragmatic, real-life evaluation of a simple self-management strategy to improve asthma outcomes in African-American and Hispanic adults. We will assess if the strategy, known as Patient Activated Reliever Triggered Inhaled Corticosteroid (PARTICS), can reduce asthma hospitalizations and missed days from work/school. Funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
  • STR-TA Consortium
    The AAFP is partnering with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in an initiative supported by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with the aim of creating Technical Assistance Teams designed to build clinical proficiency of prescribers and others to address chronic pain, opioid use disorders (OUDs), and delivery of medication assisted treatment (MAT). The AAFP NRN is recruiting family physicians who have expertise or experience in substance abuse/addiction and medication assisted treatment or are interested in obtaining a waiver to prescribe MAT. Family physicians who are interested in this nationwide initiative are encouraged to apply now(www.surveymonkey.com)