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Participate in a new Practice-Based Research Network for the Western Slope!

Alex Kotz - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A NEW PRACTICE-BASED RESEARCH NETWORK (PBRN) FOR COLORADO'S WESTERN SLOPE
What is a PBRN? 
  • PBRNs are networks of providers, organizations, and patients that conduct research to answer community-identified health care questions and then translate research findings into everyday practice.
  • PBRNs exist throughout the United States and in 25 other countries. 
Why establish PEACHnet-- a PBRN for Colorado's Western Slope? 
  • On the Front Range and in eastern COlorado, PBRNs are very active. However, historically there has been little participation in PBRNs in western Colorado. 
  • The western slope has different needs and a different environment compared to the front range, so it makes sense to form our own organization. 
What will PEACHnet do?
  • Conduct research that addresses community priorities in western Colorado using patient and community engagement, sometimes called Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) or Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Will be a mechanism for collaboration, sharing of best practices, and channeling funding and resources towards addressing community-identified health challenges
WE WANT TO LEARN FROM YOU: PEACHnet aims to work on the issues that matter most to people in western Colorado. We want to know what the most important health issues in YOUR community are. Help us understand your community by SHOWING us: 
FIRST
Take pictures on your phone* that show answers to two questions: 
1. What are the things in your community that are PROBLEMS FOR HEALTH?
2. What are the things in your community that HELP TO IMPROVE HEALTH?
There are no right or wrong answers! You can take pictures of anything that you think helps to answer those questions. 
SECOND
Pick the THREE photos that you think are MOST IMPORTANT. 
Write a few sentences for each of those three photos explaining WHAT IT SHOWS and WHY IT IS IMPORTANT. 
Email your three photos and explanations, your name, and where you are from 3HealthPhotos@gmail.com
PLEASE SEND US YOUR PHOTOS BY MARCH 3RD
THIRD
Join us for a community discussion on MARCH 5th, 2019-- we will provide lunch and a $25 gift card as a thank you! 
The community discussion will be held at 1460 E. Valley Road in Basalt from 12:00-1:00pm on 3/5/19. 
During the discussion we will display all of the photos and ask each person to explain their images. 

THE INFORMATION THAT WE LEARN FROM THE PHOTOS AND THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS WILL DETERMINE WHAT TOPICS PEACHNET ADDRESSES.

*If you can't take pictures on your phone, please email us at 3HealthPhotos@gmail.com. 


https://medicalpractice01.worldsecuresystems.com/_files/specials/PhotoVoiceFlyer_Basalt.pdf