The Kentucky Ambulatory Network, UK’s first practice-based research network (PBRN), was founded in 2000 and serves as a model for PBRN development. As part of their missions, both KAN and REACH has been extensively involved in development of new PBRNs based at the University of Kentucky with membership across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Three additional PBRNs – in Dentistry, Public Health, and Rehabilitation Medicine – have been established in the past few years. Each UK-based PBRN has a unique mission and infrastructure. Taken together, they constitute a "meta-network" of university faculty, researchers, healthcare providers, government agencies, and community members mobilized to address chronic health issues and improve the health and well-being of the citizens of Kentucky.
Each year, the CCTS sponsors the Practice-Based Research Networks Collaborative Conference as an extensive planning platform for coordinated PBRN research and translational initiatives.
Please click on the links below to learn more about each of these networks, including membership and opportunities for collaboration.
- Kentucky Ambulatory Network (KAN)
- Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN)
- Kentucky Oral Health Research Network (KOHRN)
- Kentucky Public Health Research Network (KPHReN)