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2015

New Jersey Primary Care Research Network (NJPCRN) received an award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality(AHRQ) as one of 173 primary care research networks registered with the national AHRQ Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) Resource Center. The number of AHRQ PBRNs is at an all time high, up from 24 in 2000. Our network was eligible to be selected because of the diligence of our practices in completing our surveys and requests for information needed to register with AHRQ. Thank you for making it possible for us to receive this award.

Presentations

Ferrante JM, Seaman K, Bator A, Gundersen DA, Ohman-Strickland P, Clemow LP, Puhl RM. Impact of Perceived Weight Bias among Underserved Women on Doctor-Patient Relationships, 43rd NAPCRG annual conference, Cancun, Mexico, Oct 24-27, 2015 (oral presentation).

Clark EC, Howard J, Hudson S, Ferrante JM, Heath C, Albin S, Li S, Patel N, Tereshko M, Sangalang, A, Cadmus E, Evans M. Integrating Population Care Coordinators into Primary Care: A Qualitative Case Study, 43rd NAPCRG annual conference, Cancun, Mexico, Oct 24-27, 2015 (poster presentation).

O’Malley D, Christian A, Hudson D, Lee H. Patient Preferences and Primary Care Physician Perceptions about Information Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors, 43rd NAPCRG annual conference, Cancun, Mexico, Oct 24-27, 2015 (poster presentation).

2014

Presentations

Quest MN, Clark EC, Pascal C, Shaw E, Ferrante JM. Barriers and Facilitators to Expanding Roles of Medical Assistants in Patient-Centered Medical Homes, 42nd NAPCRG annual conference, New York NY, 11/21/14 -11/25/14, http://www.napcrg.org (HH58)

Ferrante JM, Gundersen D, Bator A, Quest N, Ohman-Strickland P, Clemow LP. Reducing Weight Bias in Primary Care: A Pilot Study, 42nd NAPCRG annual conference, New York NY, 11/21/14 – 11/25/14, http://www.napcrg.org (P446)

Hudson S, Clemow LP, Ferrante JM, Crabtree B, Wen KY, O’Malley D, Lee H, Ohman-Strickland P, Cerulo K, Miller S.  Developing an Interactive Mobile Web and Health Coaching Self-Management Tool for Cancer Survivors in Primary Care, NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Science New Grantee Workshop, Washington, DC, 1/6/14-1/7/14 (poster presentation).

2013

Dr. Jeanne Ferrante presented NJPCRN research findings “Assuming Excellence vs. Pursuing Excellence: How Clinician Attitudes toward Performance Data Impact Quality Improvement Efforts” at the 2013 NAPCRG Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) conference, in Bethesda, Maryland. This poster received the 2nd place prize for Best Research Poster by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians at the 2013 New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Other network research presentations in 2013:

Hudson S, Hahn K, Ohman-Strickland P, Ferrante JM, Miller S, Jimenzez S, Lee H, Crabtree B. “Relationship of Primary Care Based Well Visits With Receipt of Cancer Screening for Cancer Survivors In Community Primary Care Settings,” 41st NAPCRG annual conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Nov 9-13, 2013 (oral presentation).

Murphy L, Hudson S, Rosenthal M, Tan A, Leventhal E. “Social Support for Older Breast Cancer Survivors’ Screening Decisions,” 41st NAPCRG annual conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Nov 9-13, 2013 (poster presentation).

Nettleton J, Howard J, Pascal C, Quest MN, Clark E, Shaw E, Crabtree B, Ferrante J. “At the Helm: The Effect of Physician Champions on Practice Experience With Transformation to a Patient Centered Medical Home,” 41st NAPCRG annual conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Nov 9-13, 2013 (poster presentation).

 

Other network activities in 2013:

The network publicly recognized 23 of our practice members for their outstanding contributions to furthering practice-based research at the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The recipients were as follows:

  1. Bay Family Medicine in Old Bridge
  2. Be Well Family Practice in Somerset
  3. David Zalut, MD in Vorhees
  4. Family Health Center of Montclair
  5. Family Medicine at Monument Square in New Brunswick
  6. Forest Hill Family Health Associates in Newark
  7. Green Brook Family Medicine
  8. Heights Medical in Hasbrouck Heights
  9. Highland Park Family Practice
  10. Hunterdon Family Practice & Obstetrics in Flemington
  11. Ira D. Liebross, MD in Flemington
  12. JFK Family Practice Center in Edison
  13. Monroe Medical Group
  14. Paul Gwozdz, MD in Somerset
  15. Richard L. Corson, MD in Hillsborough
  16. St. John's Health & Family Service Center in New Brunswick
  17. Summit Medical Group – Westfield Family Practice (2)
  18. Summit Springfield Family Practice & Pediatrics
  19. Vanguard Medical Group at Cranford
  20. Vanguard Medical Group at Montville
  21. Vanguard Medical Group at Verona
  22. Virtua Family Medicine at Mansfield
  23. Your Doctors Care in Hillsborough

The network is currently working on updating our database of member practices. Based on feedback from our external advisory board, we are developing a web-based survey to collect annual updates from our practices.