The Pediatric Practice Research Group (PPRG) is a well-established regional practice-based research network founded in 1984 as a partnership of the Department of Pediatrics at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s) and an enthusiastic group of over 50 pediatric practices.
The PPRG is active within the Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Research Program of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Research Center. The PPRG also partners with the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Science Institute (NUCATS) at the Northwestern School of Feinberg Medicine. A core center of NUCATS is the Community Engaged Research Center (CERC) that fosters linkages between community clinicians through its Practice Based Research Program (PBRP). Through PPRG connections with CERC, the PPRG has direct access to the systems and programs of NUCATS.
Our Mission: The Pediatric Practice Research Group is dedicated to understanding and promoting optimal child health and function through practice-based research in the primary care setting. We value excellence and innovation in research through a network-based approach; gathering and sharing information from diverse practices in the Chicago area. Our goal is to utilize this cooperative research effort in order to improve and refine child health care through determining best practices, delivering ongoing clinical education to providers, and evaluating the outcomes of our efforts.
For a brief history and current structure of PPRG please click here.
For a brief description of the PPRG core group please click here
Getting Involved With The PPRG
For information on how to partner with PPRG, click here.
For information on the types of projects we have developed please click here.
For a description of the research we are currently conducting please click here
Clinical care tools and educational materials for parents regarding obesity, tobacco, lead, and general primary care are available here. _____
For a listing of the literature that has resulted from the PPRG collaboration please click here.
Click here for a listing of all the collaborators we wish to thank.
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