Donahue Awarded NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, and Laura Young, MD, PhD, received a grant from the National Institute of Health to increase uptake of diabetes self-management education. Jacquie Halladay, MD, MPH, will serve as a co-investigator on the project. The study will focus on two factors: provider and diabetes care and education specialist engagement with patients, and patient… Read more »

Becoming a PMCH: Cost Publication

How much does it cost a practice to become a PCMH?  A new study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Family Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management report the results from one of 15 AHRQ Estimating Costs grants. February 2,… Read more »

Study: Cognitive behavioral therapy can be as effective as second-generation antidepressants to treat major depressive disorder

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Major depressive disorder affects more than 32 million Americans, and their first stop for treatment is often their primary care provider. A recent evidence review of several alternatives to medication found that using cognitive behavioral therapy as the first treatment for depression can be equally effective as using a second generation… Read more »

Alexa Waters’ poster won the student competition at the NCAFP

Alexa Waters, a medical student at UNC and a Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Scholar, has been working with NCNC on the Monitor Trial. Her poster presenting her work has won the student competition at the NC Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP).   The Monitor Trial is is funded by by the Patient-Centered Outcomes… Read more »

Collaboration to Improve Blood Pressure in the U.S. Black Belt

September 28, 2015 UNC Part of Collaborative Receiving Large Award to Reduce Health Disparities in Rural South Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, in partnership with researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and East Carolina University, were awarded… Read more »

The North Carolina Network Consortium Webpage Relaunch

The Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN), North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC), has relaunched their webpage.  We would like to thank the Sheps Center for all their support in the redesign and relaunch of the web page especially Brian Cass, Liuliu Fan and Dea Bell.  We hope this website will support investigators interested in taking research projects… Read more »

NCNC Presentations at the NAPCRG Conference

At the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) PBRN meeting the collaborating PBRNs of the North Carolina Network Consortium (NCNC) are presenting a poster Lessons Learned During Year 1 of a State-Wide PBRN Collaboration on Dissemination of a Shared Decision Making Toolkit. This toolkit for shared decision making with asthma patients is being disseminated… Read more »