Research Training for Community Partners

Research Training for Community Partners

Enhancing Community Health Center PCORI Engagement (EnCoRE):
EnCoRE is a year-long training curriculum designed to educate and engage Health Center teams including patients, clinical and administrative staff in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR).

The objective of EnCoRE is to build infrastructure to strengthen the patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) capacity of Health Centers as they develop their own research infrastructure. EnCoRE is an innovative online training, that is targeted to and accessible at no cost to all Health Centers and other primary care practices. Content will prepare Health Center patients, staff, and researchers in the conduct of community-led PCOR.

Certificate Program in Practice-based Research Methods:
The Certificate Program in Practice-Based Research Methods seeks to develop a new generation of independent investigators within the practice-based research network (PBRN) community. This program provides training in concepts, skills, and methods for conducting practice-based research and building PBRNs. A PBRN is a group of ambulatory practices devoted principally to the primary care of patients and affiliated in their mission to investigate questions related to community-based practice. PBRNs draw on the experience and insight of practicing clinicians to identify and frame research questions. By linking these questions with rigorous methods, PBRNs produce research and quality improvement findings that are relevant to clinicians and readily translated into everyday practice.

The Certificate Program in Practice-Based Research Methods seeks to develop a new generation of independent investigators within the PBRN community. The program provides training in concepts, skills, and methods for conducting practice-based research and building PBRNs.

Collaborations for Health and Empowered Community-based Scientists (CHECS):
CHECS provides a patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) community-based curriculum, designed to engage Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the PCOR process to achieve successful uptake of research and dissemination.

Health Choice Network (HCN) Capacity Building Project: The overall specific aims of this project are: 1) to provide education, training, career development, and mentoring to enhance research excellence in our Clinical and Translational (C/T) research workforce 2) advance C/T research through partnerships and innovative methods of engaging diverse stakeholders 3) integrate disciplines and translational phases to accelerate discovery that benefits the health of diverse populations and individuals across the lifespan 4) ensure research processes expedite the conduct of research and add to our understanding of the principles of advancing translational science 5) manage a dynamic program of informatics and computational functionality, training, consultation, and development for researchers to effectively use technology to advance their research. Training webinars will be available online to watch in a self-directed learning experience or as a group.

An e-Leadership Training Academy for Practicing Clinicians in Primary Care and Public Health Settings:
The clinical leadership virtual training is a distance learning collaborative between Harvard Medical School and Clinical Directors Network which was designed to provide information and support to healthcare teams covers the fundamental concepts and skills for leading change within participants’ practice, and allows participants to identify their leadership style. The course objectives focus on teaching participants how to distinguish and identify their own unique leadership style, build and maintain an effective team, assess challenges for creating change in the current healthcare environment, and to implement many other techniques for change in clinical practice.