"Collaboration is the key to transforming healthcare.
KPPEPR's inter-professional approach has put Kansas on the map as a leader in practice-based research."  

Allen Greiner, MD, MPH KPPEPR Medical Director

KPPEPR is a practiced-based research network (PBRN). Traditional PBRNs are composed of a group of clinics or practices working together to solve problems of health care delivery in their communities.

KPPEPR works to forge partnerships between clinicians, patients, public health professionals, community organizations, and academic researchers. All partners participate actively in the development, planning, implementation, and dissemination of relevant research.  Although the findings of KPPEPR research will have broad application, special attention will be given to projects that concentrate on populations and patients in rural and underserved communities.  

The KPPEPR team believes that questions of real-world validity should include active participation of patients and families in all phases of research projects. In fact, KPPEPR is one of the first such networks in the nation to build research partnerships between clinicians, patients, public health professionals, and academic researchers. 

KPPEPR membership map Aug 2017

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 Why Join KPPEPR?

  • Actively demonstrates that rural and underserved communities can have high quality healthcare
  • Provides an opportunity to exchange questions and ideas with fellow healthcare professionals
  • Involvement in research can mean access to resources that might not otherwise be available
  • KPPEPR-supported research puts the focus on the heath needs of smaller, remote communities that can, sometimes, be overlooked
  • Offers members a leadership role in local health and well-being

Previous KPPEPR Research Topics

  • Obesity in rural primary care practices
  • Disease management for smokers in rural primary care
  • Use of tailored colorectal cancer screening reminders in rural primary care
  • Use of implementation intentions to promote colorectal cancer screening in rural primary care
  • The relationship between social capital and end-of-life care in rural areas 

KPPEPR Membership Responsibilities

  • Register with KPPEPR program staff
  • Complete biennial membership survey
  • Consider potential participation in new research projects
  • Consider attending KPPEPR annual conferences and other networking opportunities   

KPEPPR Network StructureMore Information on structural support from KU Medical Center

To learn more:
KPPEPR brochure

Danielle Peereboom
Primary Care and Community Research Network Manager

Last modified: Aug 10, 2017